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1. Papers Based on Data From the Gemini Telescopes

1.1. The General Acknowledgement

Papers containing data from the Gemini telescopes (e.g. an ApJ paper) should include the following general acknowledgment as a footnote on the first page or in the last section before the references:


Based on observations obtained at the Gemini Observatory [include additional 
acknowledgement here, see section 1.2], which is operated by the Association of 
Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under a cooperative agreement with 
the NSF on behalf of the Gemini partnership: the National Science Foundation 
(United States), the National Research Council (Canada), CONICYT (Chile), the 
Australian Research Council (Australia), Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e 
Inovação (Brazil) and Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva 
(Argentina).

and, if appropriate, please also acknowledge the provision of visiting instrument(s) as described in the relevant "documents" web pages for that instrument.

Authors are also asked to give the identification number ("Program ID") of the program(s) under which their data were obtained, e.g. GN-2004A-Q-10, or GS-2003B-C-1, or GN-2002B-SV-78 or GS-2005A-DD-96. We recommend that this reference to the Program ID be made in the acknowledgement section at the end of the paper or in the Observations section of the paper.

The "documents" sections also list reference(s) that should be cited to describe facility and visiting instruments.

For your convenience, if you are using Latex:


Based on observations obtained at the Gemini Observatory, which is operated by the 
Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under a cooperative agreement 
with the NSF on behalf of the Gemini partnership: the National Science Foundation 
(United States), the National Research Council (Canada), CONICYT (Chile), the Australian 
Research Council (Australia), Minist\'{e}rio da Ci\^{e}ncia, Tecnologia e Inova\c{c}\~{a}o 
(Brazil) and Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnolog\'{i}a e Innovaci\'{o}n Productiva (Argentina).

1.2. Additional Acknowledgement

If appropriate, please include an additional acknowledgment:

  • (acquired through the Gemini Science Archive),
  • (processed using the Gemini IRAF package [and/or gemini_python]), or
  • (acquired through the Gemini Science Archive and processed using the Gemini IRAF package [and/or gemini_python])



2. Papers Based on Data from Gemini-Subaru Exchange Time

2.1. For Observations from Subaru

Based [in part] on data collected at Subaru Telescope, via the time exchange program 
between Subaru and the Gemini Observatory. The Subaru Telescope is operated by the 
National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

2.2. For Observations from Gemini

Based [in part] on data obtained at the Gemini Observatory via the time exchange program 
between Gemini and the Subaru Telescope [include additional acknowledgement here, see 
Section 1.2].   The Gemini Observatory is operated by the Association of Universities for 
Research in Astronomy, Inc., under a cooperative agreement with the NSF on behalf of the 
Gemini partnership: the National Science Foundation (United States), the National Research 
Council (Canada), CONICYT (Chile), the Australian Research Council (Australia), Ministério 
da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brazil) and Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación 
Productiva (Argentina).



3. Papers about Gemini

Papers published about Gemini (for example, SPIE papers on an instrument) should have the following acknowledgement as a footnote on the first page or in the last section before the references:


The Gemini Observatory is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in 
Astronomy, Inc., under a cooperative agreement with the NSF on behalf of the Gemini 
partnership: the National Science Foundation (United States), the National Research 
Council (Canada), CONICYT (Chile), the Australian Research Council (Australia), 
Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Inovação (Brazil), and Ministerio de Ciencia, 
Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (Argentina).



4. Papers Authored or Co-Authored by Gemini Staff

4.1. Papers by Gemini Staff not using Gemini data

Papers authored or co-authored by Gemini staff not using Gemini data should acknowledge funding from the agencies by using the following statement in the acknowledgement section at the end of their paper:


Supported by the Gemini Observatory, which is operated by the Association of Universities 
for Research in Astronomy, Inc., on behalf of the international Gemini partnership of 
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, and the United States of America.

Please note that, regardless of placement in the author list (as in, first author or 42nd), this credit line must be included.


4.2. Papers by Gemini Staff using Gemini Data

Papers by Gemini staff using Gemini data simply use the normal acknowledgment as described in Section 1.