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USGS Publishing and Related Policies

Source: USGS Manual Chapters

  • SM Part 1100 - Publishing - As the following publishing chapters are updated or established, they will be renumbered as:
    • 1100.1 - Information Product Planning
    • 1100.2 - Editorial Review of U.S. Geological Survey Publication Series
    • 1100.3 - USGS Publication Series
      • Appendix A - USGS Publication Series Definitions
    • 1100.4 - Use of Outside Publications, Including Abstracts
    • 1100.5 - Authorship, Acknowledgments, and Credits in USGS Information Products
    • 1100.6 - Use of Copyrighted Material in USGS Information Products
    • 1100.7 - Audiovisual Media and Products (replaces SM 500.7)
    • 1100.8 - Policy for Release of Computer Databases and Computer Programs (currently SM 500.24)
    • 1100.9 - Standards for Digital Spatial Data Released to the Public (currently SM 504.1)
    • 1100.10 - Planned chapter to be titled: "Metadata for USGS Information Products"
    • 1100.11 - Safeguard and Release of U.S. Geological Survey Data and Information (currently SM 500.14)
  • 502.1 - Fundamental Science Practices: Foundation Policy
  • 502.2 - Fundamental Science Practices: Planning and Conducting Data Collection and Research
  • 502.3 - Fundamental Science Practices: Fundamental Science Practices: Peer Review
  • 502.4 - Fundamental Science Practices: Review, Approval, and Release of Information Products
  • 502.5 - Fundamental Science Practices: Safeguarding Unpublished U.S. Geological Survey Data, Information, and Associated Scientific Materials
  • 205.18 - Authority to Approve Information Products
  • 335.6 - Working Capital Fund
  • 338.2 - Accounts Receivable--Sales of Publications and Other Products
  • 432.1.H - U.S. Geological Survey Manual Handbook for Managing USGS Records
    • Chapter 1300 - Publishing Records, General Records Disposition Schedule, 432-1-S1
  • 500.5-Policy on the Release of Information to the News Media
  • 550.1-USGS Visual Identity System
  • 600.6-Implementation and Administration of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

Source: USGS Manual Instructional Memoranda

  • APS 2007-03 - Enterprise Publishing Network (EPN) – Non-Severable Publication Work started but not completed in the same Fiscal Year
  • APS 2007-02 - Fiscal Year (FY) 2007 Business Model for Enterprise Publishing Network (EPN)

The USGS does not maintain nor can it vouch for the content of the following references. They are provided as possible sources of additional information.

DOI Publishing Policies

Source: DOI Manual Chapters
Visit the main DOI Manual Table of Contents to check for updates.

GPO Policies

Source: Government Printing Office

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