Science4Peace Forum

Science4Peace: publication strategies at LHC

Wednesday, 14. September 2022 17:00

Wednesday, 14 Sept, 17:00-18:30  

Publication strategies 


In the past weeks, the 4 LHC experiments have proposed options how to deal with authorship in LHC experimental publications:

Proposal A:
Authors affiliated with Russian and Belarussian institutes, and with JINR, sign the Collaboration’s scientific publications with their names, and the institute affiliation is replaced, respectively, by the reference:
Affiliated with an institute of the Russian Federation ,,, "
No acknowledgement to their funding agencies is made. On request, the experiment management will release a certificate attesting the contribution of the aforementioned institutes and funding agencies, or of JINR, to the work presented in the publication.
Proposal B:
Authors affiliated with Russian and Belarussian institutes, and with JINR sign the Collaboration’s scientific publications with their names and institute affiliation, and their funding agencies are acknowledged. However, the aforementioned institutes and funding agencies have a reference to the following text placed next to the author list: “As a consequence of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, CERN Council has taken measures against institutes and funding agencies of the Russian Federation, the Republic of Belarus, and JINR (CERN/3626CERN/3637CERN/3638). In line with the principles that apply to scientific publishing and the CERN policy in matters of scientific publications, the -XYZ- Collaboration recognises the work of all those who have contributed to the experiment used to obtain the results described in this paper.” 
The following will be added to the acknowledgments:
"We recognize the core values of CERN based upon scientific collaboration across borders as a driver for peace, and work together in this spirit. Our collaboration cannot be interpreted as an endorsement of any statement made by any of our institutes, funding agencies or governing bodies.“ 
Proposal C:
Authors affiliated with Russian and Belarussian institutes, and with JINR, sign the Collaboration’s scientific publications with their names, and the institute affiliation is replaced, respectively, by the reference:
¨Affiliated with an [institute / international laboratory] [associated / collaborating / covered by a collaboration agreement] with CERN ¨

The people in the experiments are now asked with which of the 3 options they could live and still sign collaboration publications.

At our meeting, we can discuss the proposed options and also hear how the publication issue is now treated in non-LHC experiments, and perhaps also outside of particle phyiscs.


Slides from the meeting