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Smithsonian Scholarly Bibliography - Required Data Elements



The information below is designed to ensure uniformity and completeness in the Smithsonian Research Bibliography. All submissions should include adequate publication and administrative data. Please contact the SIL if you have questions.

Publication Data

  • Author or editor: For Smithsonian affiliate, last name, first name and second initial (ex. Smith, Jane T.) For non-Smithsonian authors, last name, first and second initial are acceptable (ex. Smith, J.T.)
  • Book, chapter or article title
  • Year of publication
  • Journal title
  • Journal volume, issue and/or part
  • Article or chapter page numbers: separated by dash (ex. 245-53)
  • Book publisher city
  • Book publisher

  • Administrative data

  • Fiscal Year (if known)
  • Smithsonian museum, division, department, program or other administrative unit, defined by the unit.
    For example:
    NASM
    NASM - Center for Earth and Planetary Studies
    NMNH - Smithsonian Marine Station
    NMNH - Anthropology
    NZP
    NZP - Department of Pathology
    SERC
  • Author(s) affiliation/category
    For example:
  • Federal Smithsonian staff
    Trust
    Affiliated government agency
    Research associate
    Post-doc/student
    Visiting Scholar
    Emeritus
    Other
    Etc.
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