NRPM Peer Review Manger
All reports that are available to the public must undergo a peer review process, overseen by a NPS-approved Peer Review Manager.
Regional I&M Program Managers, or their delegate, usually serve as the NPS Peer Review Manager for reports generated by the I&M program. For other reports, please contact the Regional Natural Resource Chief, or NRSS Division Chief to find out who acts as the Peer Review Manager for that office.
NPS Peer Review Manager Responsibilities
- Oversees the peer review process to ensure that it is consistent with the NPS Interim Guidance on Peer Review and meets the peer review requirements for the Natural Resource Publications series.
- Determines whether or not additional peer review is necessary based on the manuscript content and the quality of the initial reviews, and if deemed appropriate, arranges for and oversees additional peer review.
- Determines whether or not a Management Review is necessary, and if so, selects an appropriate reviewer who can verify consistency with NPS policy or clear and appropriate relation to NPS policy and that appropriate treatment is given to sensitive issues.
- When the Peer Review Manager is satisfied that the reviewer comments have been adequately incorporated, and that the report meets the minimum formatting standards for the series, the Peer Review Manager approves the report for publication in one of the series.