Author Resources

Information for Station and Cooperating Authors


The SRS Technical Publications Team provides Station authors and their collaborators with complete editorial and layout services for a series of publications, including:

  • General Technical Reports (GTR), Resource Bulletins (RB), Research Papers (RP), Research Notes (RN), and Science Updates (SU)
  • Full conference proceedings
  • Research Maps (RMAP)

The Technical Publications Team also provides editorial services for:

  • Station-authored papers for submission in a conference proceedings
  • Journal articles for outside periodicals (subject to work load)

Preparing a Manuscript

Please refer to the Abbreviated Author Guidelines for formatting and other information related to literature cited, tables, figures, and photos. The SRS Authors Guide provides full guidance on manuscript preparation and policy.

Submit a Manuscript for Publication

Manuscripts must be complete before being submitted for editorial services. Please refer to the Authors Checklist when finalizing the manuscript package. Note that manuscripts must be accompanied by a completed Manuscript Approval Form. For non-Forest Service collaborating authors, a completed Author Release Form must also accompany the manuscript.

Use this form to submit a manuscript package to the Technical Publications Team.

Contact Us

Maureen Stuart, Team Lead
maureen.a.stuart@usda.gov
828-257-4847

Donna Burnett, Editor
donna.burnett@usda.gov
828-257-4351

Janet Griffin, Layout Specialist
janet.griffin@usda.gov
865-862-2079

Stephanie Worley Firley, Technical Editor
stephanie.l.worley-firley@usda.gov
828-257-4380