International Union of Pure and Applied Physics. IUPAP C11. Commission of Particles and Fields. Vera Lüth Chair of C11. As HEP Collaborations supporting major experiments grow, there is increasing concern about authorship of scientific publications
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Pure and Applied Physics
Commission of Particles and Fields
Chair of C11
As HEP Collaborations supporting major experiments grow, there is increasing concern about authorship of scientific publications
Author lists cannot continue to grow, because
they do not appropriately credit those who have contributed
they do not allow others to identify those most knowledgeable about the results, thereby hampering scientific discourse
Lead to absurd publication and citation records
C11 proposes the formation of a Working Group
Representation of large collaborations, major HEP Laboratories, research universities, C11, a few wise individuals
Interacting with IUPAP WG on publications
Consultation with publishers
Outcome is uncertain, general solutions will be difficult to find. Consensus will be hard to achieve!
Can we formulate guidelines? Collaborations have their own way?
C11 prepared to formulate a charge and time line for the WG.New Initiative: Authorship of Publications
IUPAP – C11
Authorship should be limited to those who have made significant contributions to the concept, executions, or interpretations of the research study.
All those who have contributed in this way should be listed as authors.
Other individuals who have contributed and are not identified as authors should be acknowledged.
Sources of financial support should be disclosed.
All Collaborators share some degree of responsibility for any paper they co-author.
Some co-authors have responsibility for the entire paper as an accurate, verifiable report of research. They include those who are accountable for the integrity of the critical data, carry out the analysis, write the manuscript, present major findings at conferences, or provide scientific leadership for junior colleagues.
Coauthors who make specific, limited contributions to a paper are responsible for them, but may only have limited responsibility for other results.APS Guidelines on Authorship
IUPAP – C11
While not all coauthors may be familiar with all aspects of the research presented, collaborations should have in place an appropriate process for reviewing and ensuring the accuracy and validity of the reported results,.
Every coauthor should have the opportunity to review the manuscript before its submission.
Collaborations should have a process to archive and verify the research record; to facilitate communication and allow all authors to be fully aware of the entire work, critique it and pose questions concerning the work and be able to share the data prior to and after publication.
All members of a collaborations should be aware of and understand this process.APS Guidelines on Authorship (cont.)
IUPAP – C11
Collaboration will be/have been invited to nominate representatives to join this WG
Charge and membership need to be finalized soon.
Proposed Time scale: 1 year to draft report!
Representatives of large Collaborations
Atlas, CMS, LHC_B, ALICE
CDF, DO, BTEV, MINOS
BELLE, BABAR, Super-K,….
Representatives of large HEP Labs
Representatives of universities, smaller labs, regional groups
Chairperson, Secretary to be nominated
How to arrange meetings? Phone Conferences?? Website?
Feedback from collaborations, labs, community?Proposed WG on HEP Authorship
IUPAP – C11
Wednesday, Aug. 18, 20:00 – 22:00, Conference Room 7, 2 representatives to join this WGnd Floor of BICC
Representatives of the major collaborations have been invited to give a very brief overview of what their current practices are, or/and what they are planning for the future.
These presentation should be very brief, 5 min max.
Most of the time should be reserved for discussion
1) 10 min Introduction Vera Luth, C11
2) 50 min Reports on current practices/plans in large collaborations:
H1 Max Klein
D0 Dimitri Denisov
CDF Daniel Withson
BABAR David MacFarlane
Belle Steve Olsen
ATLAS Rüdiger Voss
CMS Chunhua Jiang
3) 50 min Open Discussion on how to proceed
4) 10 min ConclusionsProposed Agenda for Authorship Discussions
IUPAP – C11