BANG Publication Policy

In attributions of authorship of research carried out jointly by members of the Bay Area Neutron Group (BANG), the name of the person who performed the majority of the research will appear first. The Principal Investigator (PI)’s name will appear second unless the PI did the majority of the research (in which case she is, therefore, the first author). These are followed by the name of the research mentor who played a major role in the research and writing (if applicable). Additional contributors are then listed in alphabetical order.

We operate under the following expectations:

  • The first author and PI contribute to the research as well as writing and editing of the original and revised manuscript drafts.
  • All coauthors must review the manuscript prior to submission and provide substantive comments.

We use the Science authorship guidelines. Specifically,

  • Each author is expected to have made substantial contributions to the conception or design of the work;
  • OR the acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data;
  • OR creation of new software used in the work;
  • OR have drafted the work or substantially revised it;
  • AND has approved the submitted version (and any substantially modified version that involves the author’s contribution to the study);
  • AND agrees to be personally accountable for the author’s own contributions and for ensuring that questions related to the accuracy or integrity of any part of the work, even ones in which the author was not personally involved, are appropriately investigated, resolved, and documented in the literature.

When performing research in conjunction with another collaboration, the PI of that collaboration is listed as the last author unless otherwise specified within that collaboration’s publication policy.

When contributing to a research manuscript led by another collaboration, we follow the publication policy of that collaboration.   

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