SSRL Publications & Reports

Reporting Requirements & Acknowledgment Statements

SSRL provides technical tools for world-leading science at no charge for scientists who conduct non-proprietary research, with the understanding that significant results are to be publicly disseminated. Scientists must acknowledge use of the facility in presentations and publications and must inform the facility of all publications, theses, awards, patents and other forms of recognition resulting from research conducted fully or partially at SSRL. These metrics of scientific achievements and productivity are extremely important to the facility and to funding agencies. Please contact us as results are about to be published so that we can work with you to more broadly communicate your research. With your help, we can maintain and report up-to-date listings to the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The SSRL Structural Molecular Biology (SMB) program is partly NIH supported.  Therefore, compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy is required for publications that use the SSRL SMB facilities (macromolecular crystallography, biological SAXS, biological XAS).  SMB users are therefore requested to follow the information on the NIH Public Access website and submit papers to PubMed Central – following their instructions.

Additionally, as members of the SLAC community, SSRL staff scientists have the responsibility for ensuring that any manuscript based on research conducted at SLAC which has been (or will be) submitted for publication outside of SLAC is also published as a SLAC Publication. SciDoc is available to help authors meet reporting requirements.

Referencing SSRL and Funding Sources

All publications related to work fully or partially undertaken at SSRL must include an acknowledgement statement. Please use the following acknowledgements as appropriate.

  1. Macromolecular crystallography, x-ray absorption spectroscopy (biochemistry, bioinorganic, biomedical, and biology) and biological small-angle x-ray scattering users should use:

    Use of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515. The SSRL Structural Molecular Biology Program is supported by the DOE Office of Biological and Environmental Research, and by the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of General Medical Sciences (including P41GM103393) . The contents of this publication are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIGMS or NIH.

  2. All other users should use:

    Use of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Contract No. DE-AC02-76SF00515.

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