If you find Bokeh useful in your work, a citation is always appreciated.

To cite Bokeh in publications, use:

Bokeh Development Team (2014). Bokeh: Python library for interactive visualization

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is:

title = {Bokeh: Python library for interactive visualization},
author = {{Bokeh Development Team}},
year = {2014},
url = {},

Bokeh is BSD licensed, so you are free to use it whatever you like, be it academic, commercial, creating forks or derivatives, as long as you copy the BSD statement if you redistribute it (see the License for details). That said, although not required by the Bokeh license, if it is convenient for you, please cite Bokeh when using it in your work and also consider contributing all your changes back, so that we can incorporate it and all of us will benefit in the end.