After submitting spectra, what will be done with them? Who analyzes them? Will they be used for physical analysis? Will it end in a publication? If yes, who will do that? What is the benefit for the observers?
I find some projects under "News" but the above questions remain unanswered. Especially the questions of co-authorship is crucial because I have often experienced a completely arbitrary and non-satisfactory handling of this point.
ARAS BeAM is just a tool for amateurs to identify which Be Stars should be monitored. (The decision is driven by professionals who operate the BeSS database where the spectra can be found.
To date there have been 78 publications from 2007-2019 which use data from the BeSS database. The list can be found under "publications" on the BeSS database website and the conditions for publication and crediting contributors are very specific and described in detail on the website.
"If data extracted from BeSS are used in scientific publications, please mention the sentence:
"This work has made use of the BeSS database, operated at LESIA, Observatoire de Meudon, France: http://basebe.obspm.fr
Moreover, when you use many spectra obtained by the same person or if one spectrum provided important information for your work, we strongly encourage you to welcome him/her as a co-author of your publication. It is sufficient to thank in your publication observers which provided less spectra. Proper acknowledgments of the work of observers insures that observers will keep their motivation and continue to feed BeSS with their data"
I am not aware of any complaints from contributors to BeSS.
The same system is also used for the BAA and ARAS databases