Submit a Report to the Publication Series

We accept submissions only from National Park Service offices. Reports from external contributors are welcome, but they must be submitted through a sponsoring NPS office.

Rigorous format requirements for reports are necessary to ensure consistent presentation, compliance with NPS graphic identity standards, correct exporting, and the application of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.

We provide a report template for report production. Please follow the guidance as well as the specific formatting instructions embedded in the report template. Submissions not adhering to the instructions may be returned to the author for correction.

Steps to Submit a Report

Step 1

Prepare and format the manuscript using the report template.

Step 2

Submit your report for final publication using the online Manuscript Submittal Form (DOI access only).

  • If the report was generated using MS Word, please send us the final MS Word file.
  • Peer review managers, program managers, and report collaborators listed on the form will also be emailed during the final publication review process.

Step 3

Publication series staff will review the manuscript to ensure compliance with format standards. Some formatting modifications may be made and if so, the modified manuscript will be returned, with a description of all changes, to the submitter for approval.

Step 4

Publication series staff will complete the final sections of the MSF and upload the final versions of the report to the IRMA DataStore.

Publication series staff will archive copies of the Manuscript Submittal Form. The peer review manager is responsible for maintaining all records associated with the peer review process, including correspondence, comments, and responses.

Edits to published reports are restricted after reports have been made available to the public in any way (e.g., physical copies sent, digital copies distributed by email or posted for download on any public-facing website.

If you have any questions, contact the series manager, Fagan Johnson.

A Note on Process Transition and InDesign

If you began a report in InDesign prior to January 2024, please contact the series manager to obtain permission to submit your report as part of the previous publications process.

Last updated: June 12, 2024