Publication Support Coverage
The National Radio Astronomy Observatory provides publication support upon request for authors at other U.S. scientific or educational institutions and NRAO staff under at least one of the following conditions:
- The paper reports original observations utilizing any NRAO instrument(s).
- The paper contains original analysis of archival data and/or is based on a significant amount of previously unpublished data.
- The paper includes an NRAO staff author or authors.
NRAO may, in some cases, support page charges for papers containing original instrumental or theoretical analyses with direct implications for existing or planned NRAO facilities. Implications for the design of planned NRAO facilities and the management, reduction, analysis, or interpretation of data from existing or planned NRAO facilities should be specified in the text. These requests will only be considered on a case-by-case basis for authors at other U.S. scientific or educational institutions.
Publication Support Requirements
- The publication must include, as a footnote or acknowledgement, the following statement: "The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc."
- ALMA papers must also use the acknowledgment: "This paper makes use of the following ALMA data: ADS/JAO.ALMA# [Project code]. ALMA is a partnership of ESO (representing its member states), NSF (USA) and NINS (Japan), together with NRC (Canada) and NSC and ASIAA (Taiwan), in cooperation with the Republic of Chile. The Joint ALMA Observatory is operated by ESO, AUI/NRAO and NAOJ."
- Facility Names: The full formal name of the facility must be used on first reference, followed by the appropriate acronym in parentheses, not including a letter for the honored person’s name. All subsequent references will use only the appropriate acronym.
- Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope (GBT)
- Pete V. Domenici Science Operations Center (SOC)
- Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA)
- Papers using archival data must specify, in the text, instrument(s), original observation date(s), and original Proposal Code(s).
- NRAO Adjunct scientific staff must note their affiliation with the Observatory as, "[AUTHOR'S NAME] is also an Adjunct Astronomer at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory."
- Non-resident Jansky Fellows should list National Radio Astronomy Observatory as their first institutional affiliation and their host institution as their second affiliation. All Jansky Fellows must include a footnote stating "[AUTHOR'S NAME] is a Jansky Fellow of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory."
- Students and summer students must show their affiliation with NRAO as "[AUTHOR'S NAME] is a [student] / [summer student] at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory."
- NRAO staff using grant funds or other non-NRAO funding for publication support must submit their request through the Library with the grant number and the percent of grant support for tracking purposes and to simplify publication support.
Submitting Publication Support Requests
Using the online publication support form at http://www.nrao.edu/library/pcform.shtml, the Author must fill in all required fields including:
- Proposal Code(s) for the observations reported in the paper. Please ensure all Proposal Codes are included by putting additional codes in the notes field.
- The arXiv number.
Page charge invoices received with no supporting paperwork will not be paid.
To discuss publication support, please contact the Observatory Librarian at email@example.com or 434-296-0254.
Additional Publication Requirements for All Papers
All NRAO staff, in addition to scientists who have used an NRAO instrument or archival data, are required to notify the Observatory Librarian of any paper submitted for publication, regardless of a publication support request.
All papers showing an NRAO author or using NRAO telescope data, whether publication support is requested or not, must include, as a footnote or acknowledgement, the statement: "The National Radio Astronomy Observatory is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc."
Tracking – Reasons for Requirements
The data collected and captured in NRAOPapers are used for NRAO publication reports submitted to the National Science Foundation and affect funding for NRAO. NRAOPapers is populated and maintained by the NRAO Library, with new papers added to the database according to a standard methodology. Additional statistics are available via the Library web page.
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