The LST's review process is meant to ensure the continuation of high quality results from the LST project. The review is not meant as a replacement for the standard CTA SAPO review process but as both a prior and parallel review with CTA SAPO. This is an evolving process so please refer to this page for the latest information, guide, and procedure. If there are any questions, please contact the current LST Publication Manager :
David Green

Who and what needs to undergo LST review?

If you are presenting results on behalf of the LST project, then the contribution needs to undergo the LST review process. If you are showing results which use LST-1 data outside of the CTA Consortium (public talks, conferences, or peer reviewed journals) then the associated material (abstracts, proceedings, talk slides, and posters) need to undergo LST review. If your results are using only MC data then you do NOT need to undergo LST review.

How do I undergo LST review?

For conference contributions, follow the standard procedure as described in CTA SAPO under section "S3 – Specialized and project contributions".

The important step to note is the "A contribution for a project with CTA such as SST, MST, LST..."--this is where LST review comes into place. The LST review represents your WG in addition to the specific LST working group (reco, camera, etc) within the LST project. You will be expected to iterate with your assigned referee and CTA SAPO during the entire procedure and inform the assigned referee, LST publication manager, and LST project manager of any changes to the status of your contribution. Failure to do so will result in the contribution not receiving a green-light from the LST project and the contribution not being approved for presentation.

Prior to submitting any abstract to CTA SAPO, the abstract must first be uploaded to the LSTCOS system. LSTCOS is used to assign relevant referees and track contributions for conferences. This is a necessary step. Once given the green-light from the referee and LST WG, the abstract can be submitted to CTA SAPO. Any changes made to the abstract during the CTA SAPO review process must be synchronized with LSTCOS and the referee must be notified and approve such changes. If there are any questions regarding these steps or LSTCOS, feel free to contact the LST publication manager. Once the green-light is given by CTA SAPO and the LST referee, then the abstract is free to be submitted.

When the results of the abstract are known, the author is obliged to notify the publication manager of the result (poster or talk). For approval of conference materials, the LST referee needs to be informed and provided materials for review. This stage is meant to be done in parallel with standard CTA SAPO review and the time-frame should be respected as such. If you do not have the green-light from your LST referee you cannot submit materials to the conference. Currently, it is not required to upload conference material to LSTCOS, a simple email exchange and CTA SAPO are sufficient.

For publication of results, please contact the publication manager and they will assign a relevant referee and follow the standard CTA SAPO Publication Process. This process maybe subject to change in the future, so please refer back to the page to up to date information. If there any questions, please contact the publication manager.

Style Guide

There are few things to help with consistency of the output from the LST collaboration:

  • The official name of LST is "Large-Sized Telescope".
  • The preferred abbreviation is LST-1.
  • When referring to LST, do NOT call it the “first prototype” or “first LST-1”. The preferred wording would be “The Large-Sized Telescope prototype (LST-1)” or “The first Large-Sized Telescope (LST-1)”.
  • Authorship should be (abstract, proceeding, talk, poster): A. Aa, B. Bb, C. Cc,…, Z. Zz, for the CTA-LST Project
  • Acknowledgements should include (both in 1st slide of the talk and corresponding section of paper): "This work was conducted in the context of the CTA-LST Project" and "We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the agencies and organizations listed here:"

Authors and Acknowledgements

For conference materails on behalf of the CTA-LST Project, please use the LST author list. There are two formats : xml format and LaTex format. Also please get approval from CTA-SAPO before doing so.

Please use the standrad CTA acknowledgements in your conference materials.

If there are any question, please contact the publication manager.