Authors Guide

Technical Publications

The Southern Research Station produces the following publication series:

Research Papers
Results, analyses, conclusions of formal studies or experiments
General Technical Reports
Information of a technical nature, but not an original report; proceedings, computer programs, annotated biographies, guidebooks
Research Notes
Observational information on new techniques or instruments, especially of how-to-do-it type or incidental discovery
Resource Bulletins
Economic information of permanent value on timber and other forest resources or their utilization
Resource Updates
Factsheets (e-pubs only) providing information about the status forest resources and/or their utilization. (See the Resource Update Guide    PDF for information on content and instructions for preparation using MS Publisher)
Science Updates
Annual reports, State update sheets, interpretive brochures, and program/project descriptions intended for the general public, members of Congress, cooperators, and supporters.
Stand-alone maps, primarily those conveying new geospatial information derived from Forest Service research and intended for scientists and resource managers. See the RMAP Guide    PDF for information on content and instructions for preparation using MS Publisher.

Publication Submission Guidelines

When preparing a manuscript for SRS Technical Publications, please refer to the Authors Checklist    PDF to ensure you submit a complete package. Incomplete packages will be returned to the author. Briefly, your package should include:

Resource Update Guide    PDF
We have produced a new guide to aide authors as they prepare resource guide factsheets. This guide provides important information about the content required as well as instructions for using MS Publisher to lay out the factsheet.

Publication Tracking System

Use this document to check on the progress of your manuscript as it moves through the publication process.

Publication Process Flowchart

This simplified flow chart maps out the steps in the publication process.

Publications Staff

Maureen Stuart is the Team Lead for Technical Publications. Please submit manuscripts for station publication to her at Also, you may email her or call (828-257-4847) with any questions or concerns regarding your publication.

Name Title Phone Email
Maureen Stuart Editor/Team Lead 828-257-4847
Donna Burnett Editor 828-257-4351
Louise Wilde Print Specialist 828-257-4391