Internal Review

Any scientific paper using NOMAD data that you intend to submit to a journal must first pass an internal review:

The PI and co-PIs will select reviewers (within the NOMAD team) to read the paper. Their various comments will be collected and sent back (anonymously) to the author who is then expected to take these into account. Several iterations might be needed in order to arrive to a team consensus and approval for submission. Note that this internal process is not intended to be a comprehensive review - it is a check that the team agrees with the analysis, interpretation and conclusions set out in the work, and that the paper is written in a scientific way, with the correct references to previous literature and contextually fits within the body of Mars research. In this way we hope to prevent any parallel discussions, or people being frustrated by the poor quality and conclusions of papers.

In addition, the draft should also be sent to the 'Coordinator' of the topic listed in the NOMAD Science Topics document to which the paper relates. The coordinator should be informed prior to the review in order to encourage the discussion on its content and results with the other co-Is involved in that particular topic. Again this is to encourage exchange of ideas and knowledge to increase the quality of the NOMAD science and papers.

 

Authorship

Any publication (conferences, engineering and scientific papers, review, …) which relates to the NOMAD project should follow the following rules:

  • For publications using Level 0 (raw) or Level 1 data (calibrated) directly or to derive Level 2 data (densities, temperatures, maps, surface characteristics, cloud/dust/aerosols loading and profiles, etc.)
      • First author, : the person who wrote the paper …
      • authors directly involved in the study, : whoever the first author thinks needs to be cited – order defined by first author. Support from Modelling teams should not be forgotten if provided. If needed the PI, co-PI and Lead co-Is may propose additional co-authors.
      • Include F. Daerden, I. R. Thomas and B. Ristic.
      • If you are using UVIS data, add also J. Mason, Y. Willame and C. Depiesse.
      • M. R. Patel, G. Bellucci, J.-J. Lopez-Moreno, A.C. Vandaele, [if not already cited]

    • Send the publication prior to submission to ALL co-authors, including PI, co-PIs, and lead co-Is allowing at least two weeks for review.

 

  • For publications using Level 2 data (densities, temperatures, maps, surface characteristics, cloud/dust/aerosols loading and profiles, etc.)
      • First author, : the person who wrote the paper …
      • authors directly involved in the study, : whoever the first author thinks needs to be cited – order defined by first author. Support from Modelling teams should not be forgotten if provided. People having derived the higher level data should be included as co-authors. If needed the PI may propose additional co-authors.
      • PI [if not already cited]

    • Send the publication prior to submission to ALL co-authors, including PI allowing at least two weeks for review.

 

Some exceptions to these rules may apply for specific papers (general papers on the instrument or science objectives, special issues) where the complete list of all co-Is should be mentioned, but PI approval must be obtained first.

 

Acknowledgements

IASB-BIRA is to be accredited as Lead institute. The scientific institutions (IASB-BIRA, IAA, OU, INAF-IAPS) must be acknowledged in all publications, as well as the funding agencies. We encourage the use of the following acknowledgments sentence:

“The NOMAD experiment is led by the Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA), assisted by Co-PI teams from Spain (IAA-CSIC), Italy (INAF-IAPS), and the United Kingdom (Open University). This project acknowledges funding by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO), with the financial and contractual coordination by the ESA Prodex Office (PEA 4000103401, 4000121493), by Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MCIU) and by European funds under grants PGC2018-101836-B-I00 and ESP2017-87143-R (MINECO/FEDER), as well as by UK Space Agency through grants ST/R005761/1, ST/P001262/1, ST/R001405/1 and ST/R001405/1 and Italian Space Agency through grant 2018-2-HH.0. This work was supported by the Belgian Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique – FNRS under grant number 30442502 (ET_HOME). The IAA/CSIC team acknowledges financial support from the State Agency for Research of the Spanish MCIU through the ‘Center of Excellence Severo Ochoa’ award for the Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (SEV-2017-0709). US investigators were supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Canadian investigators were supported by the Canadian Space Agency.”