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USGS Publishing Information

This website provides resource information and policy guidance related to publishing and release of U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) information products.

USGS information products support critical decisions of national significance. They must be accurate, objective, accessible, and of the highest quality; they must meet customer needs and expectations; and they must be produced and delivered in a timely manner, especially during hazard events such as earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and volcano eruptions.

The USGS is committed to the timely delivery of high-quality scientific products and services addressing life, safety, and property questions, natural resource decisions, and community planning efforts. USGS products are tailored to the needs of a wide range of customers, partners, and stakeholders, including Federal, State, and local government officials and managers, planners, and individuals in industry, business, and academia, as well as the general public.