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080. Is there flexibility in publication formats of USGS publication series scientific information products?


Yes. Although all USGS publication series scientific information products (except Restricted-File Federal Interagency Reports, formerly Administrative Reports) must meet USGS Visual Identity System standards, individual products may, depending on content and length, be designed in traditional book or map formats, as posters, or as short pamphlets or fliers with minimal text and extensive use of illustrations and photographs. Regardless of the plans for final product design and formatting, authors should prepare draft manuscripts and maps by using the supported software and the appropriate SPN templates. For more information, contact your local PSC Chief.