principle author tools
This page is provided as a resource for principle authors of STAR papers to aid
in the manuscript submission process. See also the links to the left.
latex template files
To be completed
the star internal review process
To be completed
maintained by J Dunlop
steps to submission
The following steps should be completed when submitting a paper to a journal.
This assumes that one week has passed since the announcement and abstract
to the other RHIC collaborations, and that Collaboration management has
approved the submission:
- Update your LaTeX file with the latest versions of the
author list and
- Look up the relevant
for your manuscript and update your LaTeX file with these. At the very least,
the PACS code 25.75.-q ("Relativistic heavy-ion collisions") probably
applies to most STAR papers.
- Submit the LaTeX file and figures to the
arXiv.org e-Print archive (instructions).
If you haven't registered previously with arXiv, you will need to do so (register).
Papers submitted on weekdays before 4:00 p.m. EST/EDT will be available to the
public after 8:00 p.m. and included in the next weekday's morning
Note: When submitting the e-Print, please copy the full author list
and paste to the Author(s) form field.
- Submit the manuscript to the journal. Extensive guides exist for each
- Submit the paper title, e-Print, and journal information to
starweb (submit item),
necessary for getting the paper into the publications database and announcing
its submission on our website.
the journal review process
If you are the submitting author and contact person for a STAR paper that is
being reviewed by a journal, there are a couple guidelines to follow:
- Based on STAR's publication policy, referees' reports should be forwarded
(e-mail) upon receipt. When
follow-up is required, the principal author(s) and GPC should distribute their
response to the referees and the revised manuscript to the collaboration
starpapers) prior to resubmission. The Spokesperson will provide guidance
in the process and will
adjudicate any conflicts.
- Also, it is good practice to update the paper's supporting documents page
on the web with referee reports, Collaboration responses, and updated versions
of the paper.
Once the manuscript has been accepted and is in production, the data tables
for the figures should be made available.