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Publication Reference

Please send an email to Elissa Lee at elee@umces.edu when requesting an UMCES Publication Number or CBL Reference Number for a publication/manuscript. Please include in your email: Authors and published year or in press, title, name of journal, type of publication (please see below for descriptions), one or more of the following: attachment of letter of acceptance, copy of first page, final copy or PDF of paper, Cover sheet for Technical Report Series or Special Series, and contract or grant number.

There are four publications that are recognized: Scientific Publication Series, Technical Report Series, Editorial Series, and Special Publication Series.

I. Scientific Publication Series – Contribution Numbers

1. Items reviewed and accepted for publication in scientific journals, where acceptance can be documented.

2. Original works appearing as chapters accepted for inclusion in monographs or series, where peer review of the chapter can be documented. This does not include “Introduction” or “Forwards.”

Contribution Numbers in this series will be restricted to those publications in journals and books where contributions are accepted after peer review.

II. Technical Report Series

1. Final reports submitted to funding agencies.

2. Final reports of projects or programs with in-house funding which could be reproduced by Center Administration for distribution to a limited audience.

3. Interim data interpretation which merits immediate release to the scientific community, and which will not be published in any other source.

Awarding numbers within this series would not imply peer review by the publishing agency. However, internal review is encouraged and is the responsibility of the relevant Laboratory Director.

III. Editorial Series

1. Proceedings of conferences compiled by UMCES faculty.

2. Atlas’ compiled and/or edited by faculty.

3. Book reviews published in scientific journals.

IV. Special Publication Series

1. Information tips.

2. Bibliographies of UMCES publications.

3. General public information materials.

4. Annual report of UMCES.

5. General information booklets on laboratories or programs.

Items in this category would receive editorial review by the authors and compilers only.

Publication Number Formats

Contribution Number: Contribution No. 8888 of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Technical Report: TS-888-05 of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Editorial Series: ES 16-05 of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Special Series: SS-88-05 of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Reference Numbers: Ref. No. [UMCES] CBL Year-xxx.

Placement

UMCES Contribution Numbers are either placed in journal publications at time on “in press” or on the bottom of first page after published. Reference Numbers are required to place on first page, upper right hand corner.

1. Scientific Publication Series

a. Contribution Numbers will be assigned by Center Administration at the time of acceptance by a scientific journal for publication. Items which qualify for a Contribution Number are:

(1) Items reviewed and accepted for publication in scientific journals, where acceptance can be documented.

(2) Original works appearing as chapters accepted for inclusion in monographs or series, where peer-review of the chapter can be documented. This does not include "Introduction" or "Forwards."

b. Contribution Numbers in this series will be restricted to those publications in journals and books where contributions are accepted after peer review.

2. Technical Report Series

Materials which qualify for this number are:

a. Final Reports submitted to funding agencies.

b. Final Reports of projects or programs with in-house funding which could be reproduced by Center Administration for distribution to a limited audience.

c. Interim data interpretation which merits immediate release to the scientific community, and which will not be published in any other source.

Awarding numbers within this series would not imply peer review by the publishing agency. However, internal review is encouraged and is the responsibility of the relevant Laboratory Director.

3. Editorial Series

Materials which qualify for this number are:

a. Proceedings of conferences compiled by UMCES faculty.

b. Atlas' compiled and/or edited by facility.

c. Book reviews published in scientific journals.

4. Special Publication Series

Materials which qualify for this numbering are:

a. Information Tips.

b. Bibliographies of UMCES publications.

c. General public information materials.

d. Annual Report of UMCES.

e. General information booklets on laboratories or programs.

Items in this category would receive editorial review by the authors and complilers only.

Authority to award numbers in these four series would lie with Center Administration. Requests should be made through the Laboratory Director (or his/her designee) and who will then forward to the UMCES President's office for final approval.

Publication Number Formats:

Editorial Series No. ES 88-05 of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Contribution No. 8888 of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Special Series No. SS-88-05 of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

Technical Report Series No. TS-888-05 of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science.

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