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Rocky Mountain Research Station
240 West Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80526-2098

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Publication Series Definitions

All Station publications are subject to rigorous peer review. [PDF version also available.]

GTR - General Technical Reports: information of a technical nature, but not an original report; computer programs, annotated bibliographies, and so forth.

P - Proceedings: (started in 1997 with RMRS series) compilations of articles resulting from scientific or policymaking meetings. Information may be technical or essay in nature.

RB - Resource Bulletins: resource inventory or economic information of permanent value on timber and other forest resources or their utilization.

RN - Research Notes: observational information on new techniques or instruments, especially of how-to-do-it type or incidental discovery.

RP - Research Papers: results, analyses, and conclusions of formal studies or experiments.

Catagories of Serial Station Publications

Type
Audience
Class of material

General Technical Report (GTR)

Researchers, resource managers, general forestry public

Information of a technical nature, but not necessarily an original report. Computer programs, annotated bibliographies, summary reports, field guides, user guides, and so forth.

Proceedings (Proc.)

Forestry technicians / practitioners, landowners, homeowners, general public

Compilation or articles resulting from scientific or policymaking meetings. Information may be technical or essay in nature.

Research Papers (RP)

Scientists and resource managers

Results, analyses, conclusions of formal studies or experiments.

Research Notes (RN)

Scientists and resource managers

Observational information on new techniques or instruments, especially of how-to-do-it types or incidental discovery.

Resource Bulletins (RB)

Scientists and resource managers

Economic information or permanent value on timber and other forest resources or their utilization.

How-To Leaflets (HT)

Forestry technicians / practitioners, landowners, homeowners, general public

Practical information in a simple, readable form, usually responding to a specific need or problem.

Unnumbered Publications

Any Forest Service audience, depending on subject matter.

Nontechnical information that does not become part of forestry literature, such as publications lists, facilities brochures, and forest guides.

USDA Forest Service - Rocky Mountain Research Station Publications
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