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Information for authors

A critical step in fulfilling the station’s mission is ensuring the timely dissemination of new knowledge and information from its research activities. The objectives of the station’s publication program are to

  1. Facilitate the publication of peer-reviewed scientific articles and monographs by station faculty and students.
  2. Provide an outlet for faculty and students to publish high-value data from station research that cannot be published elsewhere.
  3. Provide an outlet for college faculty and students to publish critical analyses of economic and policy issues for Maine within the mission areas of the station.
  4. Enhance opportunities for college faculty and students to publish works that translate research results to applications for Maine within the mission areas of the station.

Station and other college faculty (whose research fall within the station’s mission areas) who are interested in publishing through the experiment station should refer to the following documents:

External station publications
Station authors looking for a publication number for a journal article, need to use this form (pdf)

Internal station publication series
The station publishes the following four types of bulletins or reports. Each series has a unique ISSN.

  • Bulletins—Economic and policy analyses of Maine issues. This series includes economic and policy assessments of relatively current issues or topics relevant to Maine. The focus is on issues where station publications would have a potential for moderate- to long-term impact and serve a unique role in fulfilling public needs. Short-term hot-button issues are a low priority. The primary audience would be semi-technical (i.e., professionals or decisions-makers in agencies, nongovernmental organizations, industry, business, and legislature). Manuscripts will be accepted from all college faculty members.
  • Technical bulletins—Research synthesis and applications. This series has a focus on works that synthesize the technical literature as a foundation for development of management and policy guidelines or other applied recommendations and includes handbooks, manuals or new technique descriptions based on, or an outgrowth of, recent research. The primary audience may best be described as the technical public. Manuscripts will be accepted from all college faculty members.
  • Miscellaneous reports—Monitoring, inventory and survey data. This series includes important works that typically would not be publishable in other outlets and have potential for moderate- to long-term utility. This category includes publication of results from long-term environmental monitoring research, local inventories (e.g., soil surveys, biodiversity inventories), species taxonomy works, social surveys and other analogous topics. The highest priority publications would have the potential for high impact or long-term value at national, regional, or state levels. The primary audience would be technical or semi-technical. Manuscripts will be accepted from station faculty members only.
  • Miscellaneous publications. This series is reserved for other titles that do not fit the above categories, but have unique value and are of special significance to the station. Manuscripts will rarely be assigned to this series, but may be accepted from any author.