Acknowledgement of IRIS-HEP support in publications and conference proceedings

It is important that funding support from IRIS-HEP is acknowledged in all publications and conference proceedings which result from that funding. The following text should be used:

This work was supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement OAC-1836650.

Suitable variations to also acknowledge other sources of support are of course acceptable, but the specific award number (OAC-1836650) for IRIS-HEP must be included.

Referencing IRIS-HEP in Publications

If you need to reference/cite IRIS-HEP in a Publication (independent from the acknowledgement of funding support as described above) you have several non-exclusive choices: you can reference the NSF award number as above (OAC-1836650), you can reference the website and you can reference the Strategic Plan and/or the Community White Paper that led to IRIS-HEP. BibTex entries for these would be:

  author        = "Elmer, Peter and Neubauer, Mark and Sokoloff, Michael D.",
  title         = "{Strategic Plan for a Scientific Software Innovation Institute (S2I2) for High Energy Physics}",
  year          = "2017",
  note          = "[arXiv 1712.06592] \url{}",
  archiveprefix = "arXiv",
  eprint        = "1712.06592",
  primaryclass  = "physics.comp-ph",
  slaccitation  = "%%CITATION = ARXIV:1712.06592;%%",

  author        = "Albrecht, Johannes and others",
  journal       = "Comput. Softw. Big Sci.",
  title         = "{A Roadmap for HEP Software and Computing R\&D for the 2020s}",
  year          = "2019",
  number        = "1",
  pages         = "7",
  volume        = "3",
  archiveprefix = "arXiv",
  collaboration = "HEP Software Foundation",
  doi           = "10.1007/s41781-018-0018-8",
  eprint        = "1712.06982",
  primaryclass  = "physics.comp-ph",
  reportnumber  = "HSF-CWP-2017-01, HSF-CWP-2017-001, FERMILAB-PUB-17-607-CD",

  howpublished = "\url{}",
  title        = "{IRIS-HEP website}",

Use of arXiv for conference proceedings

When publications intended for inclusion in conference proceedings are submitted to the conference, they should also be submitted as a preprint to the arXiv. Given the typically very long latencies for official proceedings to appear, publishing a preprint early on the arXiv allows them to be referenced and read soon after the conference. Subsequent revisions due (for example) to feedback from referees of the conference proceedings should also be uploaded to the arXiv as new versions of the original submission.