Information for Authors

Notify the SOFIA Science Center via of any accepted refereed paper or PhD thesis publishing SOFIA data. Your publication will then be listed on our SOFIA Publications page or the PhD Theses page.


Authors who utilize SOFIA data should provide the following acknowledgement in their publications,

"Based [in part] on observations made with the NASA/DLR Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). SOFIA is jointly operated by the Universities Space Research Association, Inc. (USRA), under NASA contract NNA17BF53C, and the Deutsches SOFIA Institut (DSI) under DLR contract 50 OK 0901 to the University of Stuttgart. [Financial support for this work was provided by NASA {through award #____ issued by USRA.]"

If the work was supported by funds awarded by USRA through the SOFIA observing program, then include the award number as shown in the square brackets. Awards to NASA civil servants are not distributed through USRA. In this case, remove the text in curly brackets. If there was no financial support issued through the SOFIA observing program, then the text in square brackets may be omitted.

Authors utilizing SOFIA/GREAT observations are reminded that the Calls for Proposals state that "For GO publications resulting directly from accepted SOFIA proposals that involve GREAT observations, the GREAT PI may designate up to three co-authors."


Investigators using SOFIA data as part of their research should use the following citations where appropriate.

"SOFIA at Full Operation Capability: Technical Performance"
Temi, P., et al., Accepted 07/2018, JAI.
DOI: 10.1142/S2251171718400111

"EXES: The Echelon-cross-echelle Spectrograph for SOFIA"
Richter, et al., 2018, JAI, 7, 1840013.
DOI: 10.1142/S2251171718400135; ADS Bibliographic Code: 2018JAI.....740013R

"FIFI-LS: The Field-Imaging Far-Infrared Line Spectrometer on SOFIA"
Fischer, et al., 2018, JAI, 7, 1840003-556.
DOI: 10.1142/S2251171718400032; ADS Bibliographic Code: 2018JAI.....740003F

"FORCAST: A Mid-Infrared Camera for SOFIA"
Herter, et al., 2018, JAI, 7, 1840005-451.
DOI: 10.1142/S2251171718400056; ADS Bibliographic Code: 2018JAI.....740005H

"The SOFIA Focal Plane Imager: A Highly Sensitive and Fast Photometer for the Wavelength Range 0.4 to 1 Micron"
Pfuller, Enrico, et al., Accepted 07/2018, JAI.
DOI: 10.1142/S2251171718400068

"The upGREAT Dual Frequency Heterodyne Arrays for SOFIA"
Risacher, et al., 2018, JAI, 7, 1840014.
DOI: 10.1142/S2251171718400147; ADS Bibliographic Code: 2018JAI.....740014R

"HAWC+, the Far-Infrared Camera and Polarimeter for SOFIA"
Harper et al., 2018, JAI, 7, 1840008-1025.
DOI: 10.1142/S2251171718400081; ADS Bibliographic Code: 2018JAI.....740008H

Retired Instruments

"Ground-based commissioning of FLITECAM"
Smith & McLean, 2008, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy II, Ian S. McLean & Mark M. Casali, Editors, Proc. SPIE 7014, 701411
DOI: 10.1117/12.788693 [pdf]

"SOFIA Image Motion Compensation"
Dunham, et al., 2010, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy III, Ian S. McLean, Suzanne K. Ramsay, & Hideki Takami, Editors, Proc. SPIE 7735, 77355X (2010),
DOI: 10.1117/12.857731 [pdf]

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