- Acknowledge Diamond
- Authorship and Individual Acknowledgement
1. Acknowledge Diamond
It is mandatory that the support of Diamond is acknowledged in all publications (including conference proceedings) arising from work carried out wholly or partially
at Diamond. The following acknowledgment statement must be included in all published reports:
“This work was carried out with the support of the Diamond Light Source (proposal XX12345)”
2. Authorship and Individual Acknowledgement
Appropriate acknowledgment should be given to the support given by beamline and technical staff. Since this is a matter of judgement and the following guidelines are offered:
- Diamond staff named on as co-investigators on proposals for beamtime at Diamond should be included amongst the list of authors.
- The inclusion of the local contact in the list of authors has to be decided on a case-by-case basis. The decision to include a local contact in the list of authors signifies that the person provided more than routine technical support. If the success of the experiment rested upon creativity, ingenuity or persistence of the local contact, possibly late into the evening/night, then inclusion on the list of authors would be fair recognition. Another indicator would be if the local contact provided substantial help with data analysis and interpretation.
- If the contribution of a member of Diamond staff does not justify inclusion in the list of authors, then a note indicating the support received from Diamond should appear in the acknowledgement of the publication resulting from an experiment at Diamond.
If Users have any doubts about the implementation of the Diamond Publication Policy, they are asked to contact the Principal Beamline Scientist, the User Office
or the appropriate Science Director.