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Research Reports Submitted to the National Homeland Security Research Center

POLICY AND GUIDANCE

Report CoversResearch Reports Requirements

Reports submitted to EPA’s National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) for review and publication should be formatted as Microsoft® Word documents. In addition, the reports should meet the editorial requirements presented in the NHSRC’s Guide to Requirements for Research Reports Submitted to the National Homeland Security Research Center (PDF) (17pp, 571 K, About PDF). The guide includes the recommended outline and content for reports, plus word usage tips and an editorial checklist.

EPA Style Guidelines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Communication Product Standards Stylebook establishes guidelines for many kinds of written materials. For word usage, grammar, and punctuation questions that are not covered in the Agency’s stylebook, EPA uses the most recent edition Associated Press’s AP Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law, published by Basic Books, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

For issues of information organization, questions about units of measure, verifying proper nomenclature, or citing non-standard reference material, EPA’s National Homeland Security Research Center (NHSRC) uses the most recent edition of The ACS Style Guide: Effective Communication of Scientific Information, published by the American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C. For questions not addressed by ACS, NHSRC refers to the most recent edition of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers, published by the Council of Science Editors, Inc., Wheat Ridge, Colorado. 


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