JCMT Notable Papers

The papers listed below are the most-highly-cited publications from each of the observatory’s 27 years, plus a few others to ensure that all of the highest-impact results are included. This list was originally assembled in commemoration of the JCMT’s 21st anniversary on 27th April, 2008, and updated in 2015.

The results make compelling reading: the JCMT has broken new astronomical ground by exploring the submillimetre spectral region for the first time, and several of these papers have become truly seminal in the field.

  1. Parker, N. D., Padman, R., Scott, P. F. & Hills, R. E. 1988
    New bipolar outflows in dark molecular clouds
    MNRAS, 234, 67 (24 refereed citations) (26 total citations)
  2. Weintraub, David A., Sandell, G. & Duncan, W. D. 1989
    Submillimeter measurements of T Tauri and FU Orionis stars
    ApJ, 340, 69 (163 refereed citations) (180 total citations)
  3. Duncan, W. D., Robson, E. I., Ade, P. A. R., Sandell, G. & Griffin, M. J. 1990
    A millimetre/submillimetre common user photometer for the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
    MNRAS, 234, 126 (177 refereed citations) (196 total citations)
  4. Sandell, Goran, Aspin, Colin, Duncan, William D., Russell, Adrian P. G. & Robson, E. I. 1991
    NGC 1333 IRAS 4 – A very young, low-luminosity binary system
    ApJ, 376, 17 (120 refereed citations) (128 total citations)
  5. Richer, John S., Hills, Richard E. & Padman, Rachael 1992
    A fast CO jet in Orion B
    MNRAS, 254, 525 (88 refereed citations) (103 total citations)
  6. Andre, Philippe, Ward-Thompson, Derek & Barsony, Mary 1993
    Submillimeter continuum observations of Rho Ophiuchi A – The candidate protostar VLA 1623 and prestellar clumps
    ApJ, 406, 122 (797 refereed citations) (944 total citations)
  7. Ward-Thompson, D., Scott, P. F., Hills, R. E. & Andre, P. 1994
    A Submillimetre Continuum Survey of Pre Protostellar Cores
    MNRAS, 268, 276 (312 refereed citations) (374 total citations)
  8. van Dishoeck, Ewine F., Blake, Geoffrey A., Jansen, David J. & Groesbeck, T. D. 1995
    Molecular Abundances and Low-Mass Star Formation. II. Organic and Deuterated Species toward IRAS 16293-2422
    ApJ, 447, 760 (187 refereed citations) (219 total citations)
  9. Sylvester, R. J., Skinner, C. J., Barlow, M. J. & Mannings, V. 1996
    Optical, infrared and millimetre-wave properties of Vega-like systems.
    MNRAS, 279, 915 (178 refereed citations) (195 total citations)
  10. Smail, Ian, Ivison, R. J. & Blain, A. W. 1997
    A Deep Sub-millimeter Survey of Lensing Clusters: A New Window on Galaxy Formation and Evolution
    ApJ, 490, 5 (752 refereed citations) (930 total citations)
  11. Holland, Wayne S. & 9 authors 1998
    Submillimetre images of dusty debris around nearby stars
    Nature, 392, 788 (284 refereed citations) (352 total citations)
  12. Hughes, David H. & 14 authors 1998
    High-redshift star formation in the Hubble Deep Field revealed by a submillimetre-wavelength survey
    Nature, 394, 241 (870 refereed citations) (1113 total citations)
  13. Holland, W. S. & 12 authors 1999
    SCUBA: a common-user submillimetre camera operating on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
    MNRAS, 303, 659 (610 refereed citations) (726 total citations)
  14. Lilly, Simon J. & 7 authors 1999
    The Canada-United Kingdom Deep Submillimeter Survey. II. First Identifications, Redshifts, and Implications for Galaxy Evolution
    ApJ, 518, 641 (213 refereed citations) (273 total citations)
  15. Ivison, R. J. & 7 authors 2000
    The diversity of SCUBA-selected galaxies
    MNRAS, 315, 209 (204 refereed citations) (243 total citations)
  16. Johnstone, Doug, Wilson, Christine D., Moriarty-Schieven, Gerald, Joncas, Gilles, Smith, Graeme, Gregersen, Erik & Fich, Michel 2000
    Large-Area Mapping at 850 Microns. II. Analysis of the Clump Distribution in the rho Ophiuchi Molecular Cloud
    ApJ, 545, 327 (246 refereed citations) (285 total citations)
  17. Archibald, E. N., Dunlop, J. S., Hughes, D. H., Rawlings, S., Eales, S. A. & Ivison, R. J. 2001
    A submillimetre survey of the star formation history of radio galaxies
    MNRAS, 323, 417 (167 refereed citations) (192 total citations)
  18. Scott, S. E. & 14 authors 2002
    The SCUBA 8-mJy survey – I. Submillimetre maps, sources and number counts
    MNRAS, 331, 817 (291 refereed citations) (334 total citations)
  19. Borys, C., Chapman, S., Halpern, M. & Scott, D. 2003
    The Hubble Deep Field North SCUBA Super-map – I. Submillimetre maps, sources and number counts
    MNRAS, 344, 385 (188 refereed citations) (208 total citations)
  20. Jørgensen, J. K., Schöier, F. L. & van Dishoeck, E. F. 2004
    Molecular inventories and chemical evolution of low-mass protostellar envelopes
    A&A, 416, 603 (144 refereed citations) (152 total citations)
  21. Andrews, Sean M. & Williams, Jonathan P. 2005
    Circumstellar Dust Disks in Taurus-Auriga: The Submillimeter Perspective
    ApJ, 631, 1134 (492 refereed citations) (536 total citations)
  22. Coppin, K. & 56 authors 2006
    The SCUBA Half-Degree Extragalactic Survey – II. Submillimetre maps, catalogue and number counts
    MNRAS, 372, 1621 (305 refereed citations) (339 total citations)
  23. Nutter, D. & Ward-Thompson, D. 2007
    A SCUBA survey of Orion – the low-mass end of the core mass function
    MNRAS, 374, 1413 (126 refereed citations) (151 total citations)
  24. Di Francesco, James, Johnstone, Doug, Kirk, Helen, MacKenzie, Todd & Ledwosinska, Elizabeth 2008
    The SCUBA Legacy Catalogues: Submillimeter-Continuum Objects Detected by SCUBA
    ApJS, 175, 277 (229 refereed citations) (233 total citations)
  25. Greve, T. R., Papadopoulos, P. P., Gao, Y. & Radford, S. J. E. 2009
    Molecular Gas in Extreme Star-Forming Environments: The Starbursts Arp 220 and NGC 6240 as Case Studies
    ApJ, 692, 1432 (116 refereed citations) (125 total citations)
  26. Buckle, J.V., Hills, R. E., Smith, H., Dent, W. R. F., Bell, G., et al. 2009
    HARP/ACSIS: a submillimetre spectral imaging system on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
    MNRAS, 399, 1026 (90 refereed citations) (114 total citations)
  27. Ivison, R. J. & 34 authors 2010
    Herschel and SCUBA-2 imaging and spectroscopy of a bright, lensed submillimetre galaxy at z = 2.3
    A&A, 518, 35 (121 refereed citations) (127 total citations)
  28. Meech, K. J. & 196 authors 2011
    EPOXI: Comet 103P/Hartley 2 Observations from a Worldwide Campaign
    ApJ, 734, 1 (67 refereed citations) (73 total citations)
  29. Doeleman, Sheperd S. & 32 authors 2012
    Jet-Launching Structure Resolved Near the Supermassive Black Hole in M87
    Sci, 338, 355 (141 refereed citations) (170 total citations)
  30. Holland, W. S. & 48 authors 2013
    SCUBA-2: the 10 000 pixel bolometer camera on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope
    MNRAS, 430, 2513 (137 refereed citations) (177 total citations)
  31. Scoville, N. & 12 authors 2014
    The Evolution of Interstellar Medium Mass Probed by Dust Emission: ALMA Observations at z = 0.3-2
    ApJ, 783, 84 (84 refereed citations) (94 total citations)
  32. Pillai, T., Kaufmann, J., Tan, J.C., Goldsmith, P.F., Carey, S.J. & Menten, K.M. 2015
    Magnetic Fields in High-mass Infrared Dark Clouds
    ApJ 799, 74 (41 refereed citations) (51 total citations)
  33. Koprowski, M.P., & 16 authors 2016
    The SCUBA-2 Cosmology Legacy Survey: galaxies in the deep 850 μm survey, and the star-forming `main sequence’
    MNRAS 458, 4321 (20 refereed citations) (23 total citations)
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