Publication Committee

As part of AIDAinnova's outreach goal, Task 2.3 provides a platform to enhance participation, responsibility, visibility and training for young detector scientists (i.e. students and postdocs) specialising in detector technologies.

For this purpose, the AIDAinnova young scientist publication committee (PubCom) has been established. Its main task is to ensure a well-structured peer-review process for the publishing of scientific publications and notes in collaboration with the WP coordinators. The committee will not only promote the careers of young scientists through enabling the publication of a large variety of project works in a peer-reviewed manner but will also be largely coordinated by young scientists. The technical steps for enabling such a process have been worked out in collaboration with the CERN Document Server (CDS) support group. The process supports the creation of an initial draft document with an associated review procedure and the final publication in several categories with a dedicated AIDAinnova label. Most notably this includes the category of internal notes that are only accessible to AIDAinnova members. These are particularly useful for student reports where the AIDAinnova label will provide added recognition.


The PubCom, consisting of a Chair and three other members, is composed of a mix of senior scientists and young detector scientists, e.g. post-docs. The chair is proposed by the Scientific Coordinator (ScCo) and approved by the Steering Committee (SC). The other members are selected by the ScCo in consultation with the chair of the PubCom. While preserving continuation, a certain degree of rotation in the chair and membership roles of the PubCom is desirable, calling for a replacement of a fraction of the members every year. For the initial setup, a call was made to all AIDAinnova members to nominate young scientists or for them to self-nominate.

The first iteration of the PubCom has been formed with the following members:

  • Junior:
    • Camila Pedano (CERN)
    • Matias Senger (U. Zurich)
  • Senior:
    • Brieuc Francois (CERN)
    • Anna Zaborowska (CERN)

Contact the publication committee.

Review process

It is the responsibility of the WP coordinator to coordinate the review of all publication that will result from the work in their WP. Such a review process can be initiated by the WP coordinator(s) after having discussed with the authors and coordinated with the PubCom, but it is not compulsory. However a WP-wide review is recommended for all documents that will not go through a peer-review elsewhere, for example during journal submission. The AIDAinnova review procedure and the role of the author(s), WP coordinator(s), and the PubCom is outlined in Figure 1.