Policy for Publishing
Please consult both pages of the Manuscript Approval Sheet for policy details. Program Manager approval is required before manuscripts are logged into Publishing Services log system. Be sure to follow the RMRS Manuscript Preparation Instructions unless you are submitting a journal article or other outlet.
Manuscripts are handled in chronological order of receipt except when (1) you request priority status and it has been approved by a Program Manager on the approval sheet or (2) by discretion of the Publishing Services Group Leader as needed.
Refer to the Publishing Flowchart to see what happens to your manuscript. See the Services & Staff page for more information on services offered.
Publications to the Web Policy [ under construction ]
OMB's direction on peer review of scientific information
Quality of Information and peer review agenda
RMRS Quality Assurance Plan
Forest Service Code of Scientific Ethics
Forest Service Manual 1600 – Information Services
Forest Service Handbook 1609 – Publications Management Handbook