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Acknowledging MC² in publications

We kindly request that our users follow the guidelines below to acknowledge work carried out within the Material and Chemical Characterisation Facility.

What to include always

All publications resulting from the use of instruments within MC² should, at the very least, acknowledge the facility as a whole:

The authors gratefully acknowledge the Material and Chemical Characterisation Facility (MC²) at University of Bath (https://doi.org/10.15125/mx6j-3r54) for technical support and assistance in this work.

Additionally, the facility should be cited in the reference list using this DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15125/mx6j-3r54

Help from a specific member of MC²

Where users have had significant help from a particular member of the facility staff, or where the facility staff have generated additional data personally, this staff member should be acknowledged by name:

The authors thank Dr John Smith [replace with appropriate name] of the Material and Chemical Characterisation Facility (MC²) at University of Bath (https://doi.org/10.15125/mx6j-3r54) for his/her/their technical support and guidance in this work.

Contributions that merit co-authorship

If Instrument Specialists from MC² contribute more than just routine techniques, they should be co-authors of papers that use this data. This applies to the development or adaptation of protocols to suit specific samples or materials, (re)design of experiments, and extensive data analysis and interpretation.

Simple acquisitions of raw data or routine sample preparations alone would not normally merit co-authorship but should still be acknowledged as written above.