The home of the U.S. Department of Energy's Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP)

Here you will find background, guidance, and more to ensure that DOE-funded STI is appropriately managed and preserved to support scientific research now and in the future.

STI-Related Standards

The following standards provide information on recommended practices as well as guidance for Departmental elements and others in the preparation of STI products. 

ANSI/NISO Z39.18-2005; Scientific and Technical Reports – Preparation, Presentation, and Preservation

This Standard outlines the elements, organization, and design of scientific and technical reports.  It provides guidance to individuals and organizations in preparing reports and contains examples of best practices, with a recognition of the changing environment driven by the growing digital environment.

ANSI/NISO Z39.14-1997 (R2009); Guidelines for Abstracts

This standard helps authors and editors prepare useful abstracts by describing the components of an abstract and appropriate styles; includes examples which illustrate the instructions presented in the standard and clarifies how to handle special cases.

ANSI/NISO Z39.23-1997 (R2009); Standard Technical Report Number Format and Creation

This standard describes a flexible and unique numbering system that improves access to scientific and technical reports issued by the government and private organizations. It explains how and where the Standard Technical Report Number (STRN) should be assigned and used.


Last updated on Friday 29 June 2018