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What is the review process for USGS scientific information products (publications)?

All USGS-authored publications (whether published internally or externally) receive a minimum of two peer reviews, a supervisory review, and final clearance by a Bureau approving official to ensure that all related USGS and federal policies have been followed. Additional reviews might also be needed, including editorial review by the USGS Science Publishing Network (required for all USGS publication series) and a review for specialized technical names as described in Survey Manual (SM) chapter 502.4.

Learn more: USGS Manual: Review, Approval, and Release of Information Products