Publication Guidelines


If your paper makes use of CHEOPS Guest Observers (GO) and/or Guaranteed Time Observations (GTO) data, please:

  1. Give the relevant CHEOPS programme IDs (and PI name, if applicable) in a footnote on the first page (e.g., via the LaTex \thanks{} command). Example: “This study uses CHEOPS data observed as part of the Guest Observers (GO) programmes CH_PR00001 (PI LASTNAME1) and CH_PR00002 (PI LASTNAME2), and the Guaranteed Time Observervation (GTO) programmes CH_PR00003 and CH_PR00004.”
  2. If you choose to make your CHEOPS data products public in the CDS, please give the relevant link in a footnote on the first page (e.g., via the LaTex \thanks{} command). Example: “The raw and detrended photometric time-series data are available in electronic form at the CDS via anonymous ftp to ( or via
  3. Include a table with all CHEOPS observations and corresponding file keys
  4. Include the following acknowledgement: “CHEOPS is an ESA mission in partnership with Switzerland with important contributions to the payload and the ground segment from Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. The CHEOPS Consortium would like to gratefully acknowledge the support received by all the agencies, offices, universities, and industries involved. Their flexibility and willingness to explore new approaches were essential to the success of this mission. CHEOPS data analysed in this article will be made available in the CHEOPS mission archive (”

If your paper describes the CHEOPS mission and instrument, please refer to: Benz et al. (2021),

If your paper describes the data analysis pipeline, please refer to: Hoyer et al. (2020),

If your paper discusses science performance and/or instrument performance and/or users calibration observations from the Monitoring and Characterisation programmme, please refer to: Forter et al. (2024),


An example description of the mission and pipeline might be (please do not copy&paste, but amend and edit as needed; update the DRP version if needed): “CHEOPS (Benz et al., 2021) observed the target on... The raw data of each visit were automatically processed by CHEOPS Data Reduction Pipeline (DRP, version XYZ, Hoyer et al. 2020). In short, the DRP performs an instrumental calibration (bias, gain, linearization, and flat-fielding correction) and environmental correction (cosmic ray hits, background, and smearing correction) before extracting the photometric signal of the target in various apertures. Here, we use light curves obtained with aperture XYZ. The File Keys of these data sets are listed in Table XYZ.”


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This website was last updated on 2 July 2024.