Submitting Publications to RCCP

The “Recent CRC Community Publications” (RCCP) collection is a new feature of the CRC web page to increase community access to peer-reviewed publications authored or co-authored by individuals employed at CRC member institutions of other  Chesapeake Bay Program partners and who are registered with CBED.  It is populated by submissions (nominations) from the authors themselves or by their institutional colleagues. Nominations for inclusion can be either single submissions or much longer collections of citations (e.g. assembled by staff or colleagues at member institutions).
All submissions (nominations) should be provided by email communication to this address: 

The criteria for inclusion in the collection.
Any listed work must:

  1. Include a CRC-affiliated author — i.e., someone registered in CRC’s CBED database and who is employed either at a CRC member institution or with another Chesapeake Bay Program partner (e.g., another CBP-partnering academic institution, state agency, federal agency, or NGO);
  2. Was subjected to a formal peer-review process prior to publication;
  3. Is now publicly accessible (i.e., available on-line or published in journals available through academic libraries); and
  4. Has direct relevance to science and/or management of the complex Chesapeake ecosystemi.e., to the development and application of better scientific understanding to improved management of the Chesapeake Bay, its watershed, or its living resources. (In this regard, the definition of “direct relevance” is at the discretion of the author or nominator; however, all submissions will be gently vetted by the CRC.)

To make a submission, nominators should send an email to with as much of the following information as possible:

  1.  an electronic bibliographic data file with the citation or citations (e.g. *.enl or *.bib files, in RIS BiblX format, or other standard format generated from bibliographic software or on-line databases); AND/OR
  2. the paper’s (or papers’) full citation (with DOI if possible); AND/OR
  3.  a URL link to a location where the file can be downloaded; AND/OR
  4.  a PDF of the paper(s).

These items are listed in order of CRC’s preference.  Submission of any one item is acceptable, but note that all items will be included in the database if submitted and that submission of all 4 items is preferred.  Submission of multiple publications by institutional staff is acceptable and encouraged and we are especially hoping to find CRC partnering scientists who may be willing to share relevant *.bib or *.enl files from their own electronic databases.  (If you are willing to consider but have concerns, please contact the CRC Director at <> or 410-798-1283 to discuss details.)

Nominators should also make it clear in the submission as to which of the authors are the “CRC affiliates” as defined by criterion #(1) above — i.e., the academic faculty member or institutional research scientist(s) who is (are) registered in CBED.

In addition, nominators would assist the CRC by pre-identifying which (one or more) of the following management issues is informed by each publication that is submitted:

  • Sustainable Fisheries (SF)
  • Vital Habitats (VH)
  • Water Quality (WQ)
  • Toxic Contaminants (TC)
  • Healthy Watersheds (HW)
  • Land Conservation (LC)
  • Public Access (PA)
  • Environmental Literacy (EL)
  • Stewardship / Community Inclusion (SC)
  • Climate Resiliency (CR)
  • Fostering Diversity (FD)

The two-letter identifiers noted above will be placed into keywords, thus making the database especially useful to managers and others involved with working groups and goal teams within the Chesapeake Bay Program Partnership.

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