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National Park Service Natural Resource Publication Series December 15, 2014

Manuscript Submittal Form and Checklist


Natural Resource Report - Natural Resource Data Series

Instructions
Step 1: The person submitting the manuscript for publication should oversee a preliminary round of peer review
editing and complete Section 1 of this document prior to sending a copy of the report and this form to the
designated NPS Peer Review Manager. More information about Peer Review Managers for new NRR or NRDS
reports can be found at: http://www.nature.nps.gov/publications/nrpm/PeerReviewManager.cfm.
Step 2: The NPS Peer Review Manager oversees a separate and official round of peer review editing, which must
include the review of NPS policy and management issues, before completing Section 2 of this document. By
completing and submitting this form the Peer Review Manager personally vouches for all document content, that
the document fully meets NRPM Peer Review Standards, and is ready for immediate and final publication.
Step 3: When the Peer Review Manager has completed Section 2, both this form and the final version of the
report should be sent to Fagan Johnson for final publication review and formatting. We accept .docx file formats
for documents generated using MS Word, and .pdf formats for documents generated using Adobe InDesign.
Step 4: The NRSS support office will complete Section 3 of this document, and will send the contributors further
instructions for uploading the final .pdf version of the report to the NPS Data Store (online digital library and
archival application).
Note: This completed form will be digitally archived by the NRSS support office. Archived forms are
available to NPS management and other U.S. Government oversight entities upon request.
Section 1. Initial Manuscript Submittal Procedures (to be filled out by the person submitting the
report for publication; usually a NPS project manager, author, or editor)
Primary Contact Name:
Mailing Address (street, city, state, zip):
Phone &/or Fax:
Email (used to give editing/ownership permissions in the NPS Data Store):
Title of manuscript:
Names of Authors (this will facilitate the creation of a record in the NPS Data Store - maximum of ten):
Author
List Order

First Name or Initial

Middle Initial
(optional)

Last Name

First

Second

Third

Fourth

Fifth

Sixth

Seventh

Eighth

Ninth

Tenth

Manuscript Submittal Form and Checklist December 15, 2014


Which series has been chosen for this report?

NRR: Designed for reports about natural resources. May include: quantitative data that are accompanied by
analysis and/or interpretation; procedural documents such as protocols and standard operating procedures;
planning or policy information; and/or resource management information.
NRDS: Intended for the timely release of basic data sets with little or no associated analysis or interpretation.
There may be special formatting or peer review requirements for this report if:

More than 50 copies of the report are to be printed and distributed. If this is the case, contact Fagan Johnson
for information regarding additional print layout formatting requirements.
The report is expected to have widespread public distribution, or potentially be subject to significant public
scrutiny. If this is the case, please contact Fagan Johnson for information regarding additional accessibility
policy formatting requirements.
The report is deemed to be 'Highly Influential Scientific or Scholarly Information' as defined by the OMB
Peer Review Bulletin; provides the sole or major component of information used in decision-making; or, by
itself, leads to a change in the direction of decision-making or to a decision that creates a clear and
substantial impact on important public policies or private sector decisions. If this is the case:

See the NPS Interim Peer Review Guidance for special peer review and reporting procedures that need
to be followed.

Contact Fagan Johnson for information regarding possible additional print layout and accessibility
policy formatting requirements.

Preliminary Peer Review Information

Please list the names, affiliations, phone numbers, and email addresses of preliminary peer reviewers of this
manuscript (prior to submission of the manuscript to the Peer Review Manager):

Briefly describe the major review comments addressed, and areas of the report that were revised during the initial
peer review.

Yes
No

Does the manuscript include any sensitive or commercially-valuable information that may potentially
jeopardize a park resource and/or that might justify a management review by a qualified individual? If
yes, please explain.

Yes
No

Is there any policy-sensitive material in the manuscript that might justify a Management Review by an
appropriate reviewer who can verify consistency with NPS policy or clear and appropriate relation to
NPS policy? A Management Review should be conducted if any material might not be consistent with
NPS policy. If one of the reviewers is qualified to conduct such a review and has already done so,
please explain.

Manuscript Submittal Form and Checklist December 15, 2014

Section 2. NPS Peer and Management Review Information (to be filled out by the NPSapproved Peer Review Manager).
All reports published in the NRR and NRDS report series must undergo a second and official round of peer
review edits overseen by a NPS-approved Peer Review Manager. Only NPS management-level employees at the
NPS-wide or Inventory & Monitoring (I&M) program manager, regional or park natural resource chief, park
superintendent, or NRSS division chief levels can select the Peer Review Manager for an individual report.
Note: Authors can never be the Peer Review Manager for a report.
The NPS management-level employee who assigns a delegate Peer Review Manager for that report remains
personally responsible for all document content, and for making sure that the document fully meets NRPM Peer
Review Standards.
More information about finding a Peer Review Manager for a new NRR and NRDS report can be found at:
http://www.nature.nps.gov/publications/nrpm/PeerReviewManager.cfm.
Name and Contact Information for Peer Review Manager (if a delegate was used, also list the NPS manager that
assigned that delegate):

Mailing Address (street, city, state, zip):


Phone &/or Fax:
Email (used to give editing/ownership permissions in NPS Data Store):
Yes

No

Determination by Peer Review Manager whether additional peer review is necessary.

Yes

No

Determination by Peer Review Manager whether Management Review is necessary.

Names, affiliations, and contact information for additional peer and management reviewers (if anonymous, write
anonymous):

Briefly describe the major review comments addressed, and areas of the report that were revised during the peer
review conducted by the Peer Review Manager.

Date that peer review comments were returned to contributor:


Yes
No

Peer and management review comments have been adequately incorporated into the final manuscript.

Approval date Peer review manager accepts manuscript for publication in the series:
Additional NPS Employee Contacts
Provide the name and email address for additional NPS employees that you desire to be included in the final
review email from the support office, and will have edit and update permission for the NPS Data Store record.

Additional NPS employee name(s) and email address(s):


Additional NPS employee name(s) and email address(s):
Additional NPS employee name(s) and email address(s):
Additional NPS employee name(s) and email address(s):

Manuscript Submittal Form and Checklist December 15, 2014

Section 3. Procedures after Manuscript is Approved by Peer Review Manager for


Publication in the Series (filled out and permanently archived by the Fort Collins NRSS
Support Office)
Filled Out by NRSS
Office

Report series number (e.g., NPS/HTLN/NRR2014/879):

Filled Out by NRSS


Office

TIC (Technical Information Center) number from the Publication Series manager
or the TIC office (e.g., 100023):

Filled Out by NRSS


Office

NPS Data Store Reference Code:

For more information, please contact Fagan Johnson (Fagan_Johnson@nps.gov).