SUNCAT Publication Guidelines

A. Before Submission

Tabulated data for Figures: This has been a requirement for many DOE programs in the past, and is now a requirement for all SUNCAT publications. Specifically, for every figure that appears in the main text (eg. data points on the scaling lines figure, volcano plot etc.) it is mandatory to include the data as a table in the SI. Minimally, the Table must include enough information to reproduce the figure.

Table Sx. Data used for making Figure x of the main-text
Description △GOH △GOOH UL

Pt111/0.5OH coverage

0.785 3.985 0.785
Ag111/0.25OH coverage 1.375 4.575 0.345

Acknowledgement of funding sources: It is critical that the specific format for each funding agency is appropriately followed. A list of the all the funding sources is provided below.

List of funding sources
Funding Agency Acknowledgement
SUNCAT FWP This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Science, via Grant DE-SC0008685 to the SUNCAT Center of Interface Science and Catalysis.
SSRL Use of Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Science, under Contract DE-AC02-76SF00515.
Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) This material is based upon work performed by the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub, supported through the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Award Number DE-SC0004993.
Research at (insert user facility’s name) was supported by DOE-XYZ X.Y.Z. acknowledges a graduate fellowship through (insert the name of agency or foundation).
NERSC computing time The authors would like to acknowledge the use of the computer time allocation for the (insert_name_of_the_allocation) at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, a DOE Office of Science User Facility supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231.
Toyota Research Initiative (TRI) This work was supported by the Toyota Research Institute.
Villum Foundation This work was supported by the Villum Fonden.
NSDEG / NSF Support for XYZ was provided by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship under Grant No. DGE-(insert_grant_number).
GCEP  This work was supported by the Global Climate & Energy Project (GCEP) at Stanford University.
Volkswagen This work was supported by Volkswagen AG.
LDRD XYZ acknowledges the Department of Energy, Laboratory Directed Research and Development funding, under Contract No. DE-(insert_grant_number).

Data available to CatApp: As the DOE target of 10,000 CatApp entries need to be met by SUNCAT before October 2018, it is essential that we get started as soon as possible. Specifically, as soon as the ‘final’ numbers (that go into a paper) are available, it is strongly suggested that the folder structure be updated in the shared CatApp directory (contact CatApp responsible person or the #catapp channel for details). It is a good idea to start uploading ‘final’ data simultaneously while the project is still active, rather than looking for ‘old’ data after the paper has been accepted. While the paper is under review, the uploaded data will not be available outside of SUNCAT.

After Acceptance

SciDoc/OSTI pre-publication draft: SciDoc ( is an open access publisher that ensures that the SUNCAT publications are reported the DOE/OSTI. Therefore, once the manuscript has been accepted for publication, the pdf version of the ‘accepted’ manuscript must be retained by the first-author. Typically, this pdf version will be the document that is uploaded after the final round of peer-review/corrections (i.e. before the galley-proofs). A protocol for submitting/ depositing this version will be made available on the new SUNCAT website in the near future. Note that this is the responsibility of the first > second > third author etc.

Highlights/ summary for the newsletter: Once the paper is accepted, please prepare a short (0.5 – 1 page) summary of the implications of this work from a broader perspective. The summary should be written keeping the target audience (industry affiliates, prospective graduate students, non-specialists) in mind.  Again, this is the responsibility of the first > second > third author etc. If someone is interested in doing a 2-minute video summary/ elevator-speech this can also be arranged. In general, this is a very good idea as it increases the visibility of the research, and is very useful for interviews and conferences.

Update the website: Once the paper has been accepted, it is necessary for the publication to be updated on the SUNCAT website. As only the PIs have access, the authors are encouraged to motivate the PIs. Specifically, the funding agency, SciDoc pre-print, highlights/summary, CatAPP data availability are all necessary before the publication can be added.