Editorial Board 7 for Winter CONF Notes 2010


EdBoard created 15-Dec-2010

  • Antonio Onofre <antonio.onofre@cern.ch> (chair)
  • Ayana Arce <atarce@phy.duke.edu>
  • Adam Yurkewicz <Adam.Yurkewicz@cern.ch>
  • Elliot Lipeles <elliot.david.lipeles@cern.ch>

CONF Notes Physics Groups

ATLAS CONF Notes Overview

The goal of this page is to provide information to/from the Editorial Board on the CONF notes under preparation.

Additional information can be found on:

Guidelines for the Editorial Boards can be found here as well as Draft Guidelines for CONF Notes


ATLAS Collaboration (as a whole, not listed by name on the note). The CDS system may contain for these notes an explicit searchable author list of the full collaboration. For major conferences an author list with a special reference date may be defined; otherwise, this list should be at least as current as the most recent monthly archived author list.


Communication of preliminary or updated physics results using data obtained by the Collaboration, usually for submission and discussion at conferences.


The procedure for preliminary physics result releases is similar to the initial phase for a publication, as described in 2.1, items 1-9 (of the current ATLAS publications policies). The paper draft is replaced by a write-up of the analysis, usually a conference contribution. The commenting period is one week which can be shortened to at least three days with the agreement of the Spokesperson, the Physics Coordinator, the PubComm chair and the EdBoard chair. The results and the write-up have to be endorsed by the conveners of the corresponding physics working group, by the Physics Coordinator and by the EdBoard which was formed to accompany the analysis. The results and the write-up will be presented in an open physics meeting which takes place on or around the last day of the commenting period. When the preliminary results are agreed upon in the Physics Meeting, the EdBoard meets with the authors to agree on any required revisions. In case of urgency the EdBoard chair, the PubComm chair, the Physics Coordinator and the Spokesperson may agree on a special procedure. If an analysis is basically identical to a previously approved one apart from updates with more luminosity, the standard commenting period is three days, which can exceptionally be shortened to one day provided the Collaboration is informed promptly.


To ensure an efficient procedure the EdBoards should be kept small. For a single note they should usually consist of three people. For a group of notes the EdBoard should usually not be larger than five people.


Following the recommendation of the EdBoard Chair, with the agreement of the Spokesperson, the Physics Coordinator and the PubComm Chair, the note will be posted in CDS as an ATLAS CONF note which may also be sent to a conference. Only at this stage the results described in the note may be shown in public. CONF notes are available outside ATLAS but are usually not sent to the ArXiv.

CONF Notes Under Preparation

(Note: the Top Working Group Approval Analysis Meetings Schedule for several notes can be found in Markus Cristinziani Introduction talk

Note 1: Search for Resonances in the Lepton Plus Jets Channel

Full Title: "A Search for Resonances in the Lepton Plus Jets Channel in of pp Collisions at "

INT Note Editors:

  • Gustaaf Brooijmans <gusbroo@nevis.columbia.edu>
  • Thorsten Khul <Thorsten.Kuhl@cern.ch>

CONF Note Editors:

  • Gustaaf Brooijmans <gusbroo@nevis.columbia.edu>
  • Jorgen Sjoelin <sjolin@physto.se>


Note 2: Search for Resonances in the Di-Lepton Channel

Full Title:

INT and CONF Note Editors:

  • Michele Petteni <mpetteni@cern.ch>
  • Oliver Stelzer-Chilton <stelzer-chilton@triumf.ca>


Note 3: Search for Anomalous Missing in events

Full Title: "Search for Anomalous Missing in events"

INT and CONF Note Editors:

  • Tobias Golling <Tobias.Golling@yale.edu>


  • Previous material can be found here
  • INT Note in CDS. Link may be found here (February 1, 2011)
  • Schedule:
    • Wednesday February 16th: INT Note with final results and CONF Skeleton to CDS
    • Monday February 21st: Analysis Approval at Top Working Group
    • Week of February 28st: ATLAS-wide circulation
    • March 16: Note Signed OFF by Editorial Board
    • March 18: Note Signed OFF by Readers
    • March 18: Note Signed OFF by PC


Examples of Common Errors

During the review process of CONF notes, several recurrent errors may be identified.

RECOMMENDATION: British English is recommended by the ATLAS Publications Committee for European journals and ATLAS notes. American English is acceptable for American journals (see the ATLAS Style Guide for more details).

Common issues associated to Figures, Tables and References:

  • Figures and Tables
    • Reference to NON PUBLIC Figures, Tables and Numbers (check the ATLAS PUBLIC Results page).
    • Figures captions are below the figures.
    • Table captions are above the table.
    • Frequently Figures do not have the label "ATLAS" or "ATLAS Preliminary" (as appropriate).

  • References
    • No mention to References in the main text.
    • Wrong References (References to other LHC collaboration need to be properly done. Check the link to publications and conference notes from the other experiments.)
    • References to ATLAS Internal Notes (check the link for the ATLAS Public Results)
    • Reference to non-persistent information.
    • References to Public Notes that should not be referred (as happened with the Public Notes used in the CSC Book which should not be referred; instead the reference to the CSC Book, CERN-OPEN-2008-020,arXiv:0901.0512, must be used).

Few more ATLAS Style related errors:

Wrong Style Good Style Comment
Variables are in italic, subscripts and upper scripts are in roman (if not variables)
ATLAS convention is to use Natural Units
There is no short name to table
"Fig." at beggining of sentence or Caption Use "Figure" instead At the beginning of a sentence the word "Figure" must be used. Within a sentence, the abbreviation "Fig." can be used
Figures X,Y-axis labels units are between "[" "]" not "(" ")"

Major updates:
-- AntonioOnofre - 20 Jul 2009

%RESPONSIBLE% AntonioOnofre
%REVIEW% Never reviewed

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