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"Inside RHIC" is an online publication covering news and views of the RHIC and AGS program at Brookhaven National Laboratory at the level of engineers and students. The RHIC AGS Users Group is sponsoring this effort, and we have tried to cover the breadth of the efforts at RHIC, from physics results to machine and detector development. The articles are relatively short and not so technical; a few hundred words are enough. It is a web publication, so length is not critical, but it is better to be concise.

If you write an article for RHIC News, here's what is needed:

  • The text of the article (a plain ASCII text file is adequate, even preferable, although we can deal with almost any format)
  • The first few sentences (maybe 100 words) should summarize the point as concisely as possible.
  • Good figures and pictures explain a lot; a couple of figures with figure captions are enough.
  • A link or two to a longer, perhaps more technical article (please include the arXiv references if possible).
  • A very short biographical sketch of yourself.
  • A picture of yourself.

A question that often comes up is how to deal with non-ASCII characters, symbols, Greek letters, and equations. If you insert TeX directives in your text file (like $\psi$, for example, I can relatively easily convert them to html, but html is not a perfect language for rendering technical text, and browsers do not all render pages identically. But Inside RHIC is a semi-technical publication, so if you have a lot of technical text, you may be writing for the wrong audience. Still, it's not possible for scientists to write about RHIC without some technical vocabulary, so please try to explain the concepts before you use them and we'll do our best to make it look good in a web browser.

Figures can be in any format you find convenient although ps and eps will be converted to a web friendly format. A rule of thumb for figures on the web is that jpg is necessary for pictures with a lot of colors, and gif's are better for graphs with line plots and text.

Publication is "rolling," so contributions appear on the web as soon as they're ready, but new issues are announced periodically by the User's Center.

 

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About Inside RHIC

"Inside RHIC" is an online publication covering news and views of the RHIC and AGS program at Brookhaven National Laboratory at the level of engineers and students. The RHIC AGS Users Group is sponsoring this effort, and we have tried to cover the breadth of the efforts at RHIC, from physics results to machine and detector development.