by Panos Charitos. Published: 17 April 2013

During the recent Collaboration Board, the Editorial Board of ALICE presented a number of interesting findings about ALICE new publications in different journals/ platforms. It was reported that over the last three years there has been an increasing trend in ALICE publications, dating back to 2010, following the data from the first LHC run in 2009.

ALICE has published more than 50 papers in scientific journals: i.e. 13 in the Physical Review Letters , 16 in the Physics Letters B, 7 in the European Physical Journal, 6 in the Journal of High Energy Physics, 3 papers in the Physical Review D and 2 in both the Journal of Physics G and in the Journal of Instrumentation.





The majority of the papers focus upon the p-p runs (more than 25), while 17 of them discuss the analysis of data from Pb-Pb collisions and so far a fraction is about the proton-lead data. These results were expected, since the p-Pb run took place fairly recently, in the first months of 2013, with a total data collection period of 4 weeks.

In addition, ALICE papers appear in the HEP information system INSPIRE. More precisely, 67 papers are citeable, while 53 are published.





The high citation index of ALICE should also be mentioned. ALICE had the most average citations per paper (58). The top 10 cited papers are: “The ALICE Experiment at the CERN LHC” (362 citations), “ALICE: Physics performance report, volume II” (349 citations), “ALICE: Physics performance report, volume I” (306 citations), “Elliptic flow of charged particles in Pb-Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV” (274 citations), “Suppression of Charged Particle Production at Large Transverse Momentum in Central Pb-Pb Collisions at 2.76 TeV” (227 citations), “Centrality dependence of the charged-particle multiplicity density at mid-rapidity in Pb-Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV” (193 citations), “Charged-particle multiplicity density at mid-rapidity in central Pb-Pb collisions at 2.76 TeV” (178 citations), “ALICE: Technical proposal for a large ion collider experiment at the CERN LHC” (168 citations), “Charged-particle multiplicity measurement in proton-proton collisions at 0.9 and 2.36 TeV with ALICE at LHC” (163 citations), ”Charged-particle multiplicity measurement in proton-proton collisions at 7 TeV with ALICE at LHC” (152 citations).

Moreover, considerable effort has been made in order to put all of the ALICE papers on the new twiki pages. The CERN Document Server (CDS) is also constantly updated with new publications. At the moment it hosts many ALICE publications, namely 56 papers, 26 reports, 150 theses.

Finally, ALICE has a significant number of proceedings (209 in 2012), 38 from which came from the Quark Matter conference. It is also noteworthy that out of 336 talks, a number of 209 ended in proceedings.