SOAR publications: acknowledgements and lists

Acknowledgements

Updated Sep 1, 2020

If you are the primary author on a publication including data derived from your use of the SOAR telescope obtained through time granted by NOIRLab, please follow these guidelines in your publication.

1) The SOAR Board encourages the mention of SOAR in the title or abstract.

2) Footnote to name on title page

Visiting astronomer, Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory at NSF’s NOIRLab, which is managed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation.

3) Acknowledgments Section
To properly acknowledge the use of data obtained with the SOAR telescope in publications, whether partially or entirely based on SOAR data, please include an asterisk by the paper title referring to a footnote stating:

"Based on observations obtained at the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope, which is a joint project of the Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovações do Brasil (MCTI/LNA), the US National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and Michigan State University (MSU)."

OR

"Based in part on observations … [the rest as above]"

Here is the LaTeX code for the above acknowledgment statement:

"Based on observations obtained at the Southern Astrophysical Research (SOAR) telescope, which is a joint project of the Minist\'{e}rio da Ci\^{e}ncia, Tecnologia e Inova\c{c}\~{o}es (MCTI/LNA) do Brasil, the US National Science Foundation’s NOIRLab, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), and Michigan State University (MSU)."

4) Observations Section

Include dates of observations and names of telescopes and instruments used.

The above instructions apply to all of the following publications: refereed papers, conference proceedings, SPIE Conference Series, PhD and Master theses, Bachelor theses and other undergraduate work, meeting (AAS) abstracts, circulars, and all ArXiv publications. Please note that when submitting to ArXiv, make sure you include the SOAR acknowledgement at the end of your submitted abstract.

We encourage observers to cite the papers describing the instruments they have used successfully. Here are the ADS links to the appropriate papers:

SOAR publications

We no longer maintain a separate list of SOAR publications, since NSF's NOIRLab is now keeping track of all refereed SOAR publications here, with SOAR publications specifically identified starting in FY 2017. These statistics remain important to us, so if you discover a published, refereed publication of yours is missing, please notify SOAR staff or notify the person in charge of NOIRLab publications (see the NOIRLab link for contact information). The original, separate list of SOAR publications lists all publications through November 2016.