Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Division Review Policy for Publishing

All ESD papers/documents (for the most part, does not include abstracts) being sent out for possible publication should be reviewed to ensure that:

  1. The publication requirements listed in RPM, Section 5.02, C, Scientific and Technical Publications have been met:
    1. a. Credit Line (appropriate sponsor has been credited in an acknowledgment section)
    2. b. Author Affiliations
    3. c. Legal Disclaimers
  2. Any other requirements indicated by the Division Director (as follows) have been met prior to submission to a publisher:
    1. A reasonable scientific process has been followed (this includes that requirements from your project (such at Yucca Mountain QA) are met).
    2. All co-authors must read and approve the paper and agree with appropriate authorship order and list.
    3. Postdoctoral staff, students, and other non-career employees MUST obtain the written or email approval by their supervisor (or other qualified reviewer as designated by the supervisor) or the Division Director, unless a career staff member is designated as the corresponding author on the publication, including abstracts.
    4. Career scientific staff members are expected to govern themselves in accordance with Berkeley Lab’s regulations.

At a minimum, Items 1.1, 1.2 and/or 1.3 must be met.

Download and print an At-A-Glance version of this policy for your table reference.

Also refer to the Patent Review Policy.

Contacts/More Information
  • ESD Report Coordinator: Dan Hawkes, Technical Editor/Writer,, (510) 486-8602
  • Publishing Charge Payments and Backup Report Coordinators: Please contact your local Administrative Point of Contact

For a complete description of these and all other policies, please refer to the LBNL RPM at: