Guidelines for Publication of DCH Papers
Papers Considered as DCH Publications
A Drift Chamber publication is a written article submitted to a journal or conference proceedings and dealing laregly or solely with the design, construction, or performance of the chamber, its electronics, software, or data analysis.
Publication Steps for DCH papers
Criteria for DCH Author
The current list of eligible DCH authors can be found here. The designated institutional representatives are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the list.
Names included on the DCH authors list should be individuals who satisfy the following criteria:
Under this definition, technicians, summer and undergraduate students would not be included. Exceptions to these guidelines will be considered by the DCH Steering Committee. Please supply an argument for consideration by the Committee if you wish add someone outside these guidelines. This consideration will be made on a paper-by-paper basis. Whether an individual is judged to have been a significant contributor is left to the individual institutions, who are also asked to keep track of whether the second criteria was satisfied. The 6 month rule will only be applied with judgement after the chamber is in production for data. In particular, any final reports dealing with the construction of the chamber, its electronics, or initial performance, should include all significant contributors.
Custom Author Lists
Not all DCH papers include electronics, software, and hardware topics; if a paper is
focused on one of these areas, the author list will be limited to the appropriate subset
of the full list. In this context each paper will be considered separately and a proposal
made the System Managers to the Steering Committee concerning the appropriate choice for
the scope of the author list.