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The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) directive, Final Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review, dated December 16, 2004 (263 KB PDF), requires that there be a "systematic process of peer review planning" and access to a list of information products for official dissemination that will be peer reviewed as either influential scientific information or highly influential scientific assessments.
For those information products for official dissemination that will be peer reviewed as influential scientific information or highly influential scientific assessments, (as defined in the OMB directive), the USGS provides the following agenda of current OMB peer review plan entries.
Questions and comments regarding the USGS Peer Review Agenda may be directed to email@example.com.
The USGS peer review plan entries below will be updated as necessary to maintain currentness. Once peer review is complete for the influential product, summary material related to the peer review that was conducted will also be posted. A link to or information about availability of the disseminated product will be included in the results document.
The USGS requires peer review for all of its information products that contain scientific and technical information, whether published by the USGS or an outside entity (refer to SM 502.3 and SM 502.4). The USGS has a vigorous program of publishing the results of its scientific investigations and research in its own information products (refer to SM 1100.3) as well as in scientific journals and other outside publishing venues (refer SM 1100.4). For more information about the review, approval and release of USGS science information products, refer to the USGS Fundamental Science Practices Web site. Information regarding archival requirements for maintaining records of peer reviewer comments is found in the USGS Records Disposition Schedule (refer to SM 432-1.S1, Chapter 1300, section 1301-03, consolidated in SM 431.1 Records Management Program). The public may access information about USGS information products and may view and download many of them online through the Publications Warehouse.
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