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USGS Publishing and Related Policies

USGS Manual Chapters

  • Publishing
    • 1100.1 - Information Product Planning
    • 1100.2 - Editorial Review of U.S. Geological Survey Publication Series
    • 1100.3 - USGS Publication Series
      • Appendix A - USGS Publication Series Definitions
    • 1100.4 - Use of Outside Publications, Including Abstracts
    • 1100.5 - Authorship, Acknowledgments, and Credits in USGS Information Products
    • 1100.6 - Use of Copyrighted Material in USGS Information Products
    • 1100.7 - Audiovisual Media and Products

  • USGS Program Policies (includes Fundamental Science Practices)
    • SM 500.5 - Policy on the Release of Information to the News Media
    • SM 500.24 - Policy for Release of Computer Databases and Computer Programs (see IM OSQI 2016-01 for current policy regarding the release of software)
    • SM 500.25 - Scientific Integrity
    • SM 550.1 - USGS Visual Identity System
    • SM 600.6 - Implementation and Administration of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
    • SM 502.1 - Fundamental Science Practices: Foundation Policy
    • SM 502.2 - Fundamental Science Practices: Planning and Conducting Data Collection and Research
    • SM 502.3 - Fundamental Science Practices: Fundamental Science Practices: Peer Review
    • SM 502.4 - Fundamental Science Practices: Review, Approval, and Release of Information Products
    • SM 502.5 - Fundamental Science Practices: Safeguarding Unpublished U.S. Geological Survey Data, Information, and Associated Scientific Materials
    • SM 502.6 - Fundamental Science Practices: Scientific Data Management
    • SM 502.7 - Fundamental Science Practices: Metadata for USGS Scientific Information Products Including Data
    • SM 502.8 - Fundamental Science Practices: Review and Approval of Scientific Data for Release
    • SM 502.9 - Fundamental Science Practices: Preservation Requirements for Digital Scientific Data

  • Delegation of Authority Series
    • SM 205.18 - Authority to Approve Information Products

  • Financial Management
    • SM 335.6 - Working Capital Fund
    • SM 338.2 - Accounts Receivable—Sales of Publications and Other Products

  • Other USGS Manual Policies
    • 432.1.H - U.S. Geological Survey Manual Handbook for Managing USGS Records
      • Chapter 1300 - Publishing Records, General Records Disposition Schedule, 432-1-S1

USGS Manual Instructional Memoranda

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DOI Publishing Policies

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GPO Policies

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