Section: Authorship Tools

Author Tools - Acknowledgements

For a paper or presentation to be counted as a "BES-EFRC funded" activity, it needs to properly acknowledge the source of the funding.  Please recognize that the Department of Energy is a large organization and that in order for the research that we fund to be properly attributable to the Office of Basic Energy Sciences in general, and an EFRC specifically, that support needs to be explicitly called out.


Acknowledging BES-EFRC funding in papers:
For a publication on work supported wholly under your EFRC, the acknowledgement should at a minimum state that "This material is based upon work supported as part of the Energy Materials Center at Cornell (EMC2), an Energy Frontier Research Center funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences under Award Number DE-SC0001086."

When the work is only partially supported within the EFRC, it is important to clearly state which portion of the research was funded under the EFRC award and what portion of the work was supported by each other sponsor who is acknowledged.  This distinction could, for example, be made by using the above language but acknowledging who was supported by which sponsor ("E.R.J. was supported as part of....."), or by indicating what aspect of the research (materials or processing used, or specific techniques) was supported by which sponsor ("neutron scattering studies were supported as part of....").


Acknowledging BES-EFRC funding in presentations:
For a presentation this is fairly straightforward and should simply be an acknowledgement on a slide, typically either at the beginning or end of the presentation.  At a minimum the acknowledgement should state that the work was supported "by the US Department of Energy, Office of Basic Energy Sciences as part of an Energy Frontier Research Center".