Goals - In this section "publication" will signify the announcement of results through seminars, conferences, and/or scientific journals. The publication goals of the STAR Collaboration are as follows:
PRESENTATION OF DATA:
Figures, which have been approved, will be kept in a secure web repository and may be used in subsequent presentations without re-approval. However, for each presentation the above process must be followed with the exception of step b.
The Spokesperson will designate and chair a Talks Committee with rotating membership. The Talks Committee will strive to distribute speaking invitations received by the Collaboration on the basis of suitability of the speaker to the topic, and an equitable distribution of talks to individuals and institutions with appropriate consideration of regional distinctions. As an aid to this end, a record of talks and a list of future conferences relevant to STAR shall be maintained on the web. Members of the Collaboration who receive personal invitations to give talks must inform the Spokesperson.
In recognition of their contributions, collaborators who have made significant contributions to the construction of the detector but have left the Collaboration prior to the taking of data will be included on the initial papers of the Collaboration using that equipment. Normally collaborators remain authors for one year after leaving STAR, provided that they have been a general STAR author for at least one full year; however, individuals who have made special contributions to a given topic, either in hardware or analysis, should be retained on the author list of papers for which their contributions are relevant. Technical papers need only list as authors those individuals who contributed to that project, but the "STAR Collaboration" should be acknowledged. Decisions on the inclusion of authors will be done on the basis of these guidelines by the Council member from the author's institution with the concurrence of the Spokesperson.
All qualified authors, as defined above, will be included on all STAR physics publications regardless of the origination or responsibilities for analysis of the data, unless requested by the author individually. The authors of papers will be listed in alphabetical order, preceded or followed by the phrase "STAR Collaboration". Papers, which result from student's theses, should be so indicated by appropriate footnotes. Papers for conference proceedings are normally submitted in the speaker's name, plus other major contributors if appropriate, plus "STAR Collaboration", and require only the Spokesperson's agreement on the wording of the text.