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085. What is the FSP policy for the release of USGS science information in journals and other outside publications?


Use of external venues to convey USGS science is encouraged, and as with information products released by the USGS, the review and approval requirements for external information products are governed by FSP. As a public agency, the USGS has a responsibility to make the results of its scientific investigations widely and promptly available to the public in the form of technically sound and professionally presented information products (including journals, society publications, cooperator publications, and commercial publishing houses). External information outlets effectively broaden the stature and impact of USGS science to benefit society and generate support and partnerships for USGS programs and scientists. Refer to SM 1100.4 for policy on the use of outside publications.