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Report Publishing

Process for Publishing Research Reports

For draft final report deliverables, please review the publishing guidelines and use the report template (at right).


  • Send your draft final report by the draft deliverable due date to your Project Coordinator and CC the Technical Liaison.
  • After a technical review by the Technical Advisory Panel, the approved report will undergo a brief editorial review by a contract editor with the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota. The editor will review the report for compliance with publishing guidelines; copy edit the abstract, executive summary, first chapter and conclusions; furnish a report cover; and provide further instructions for completing the technical documentation page.

Note: For publication of a manual, guidebook, or other document, you may use the research report template or use your own template, provided it complies with Section 508 government document accessibility standards. You may use one of our user manual cover options (at right, above) or create your own. Use the guidance in the box above or contact our staff for further guidance on document accessibility.

For questions, contact Micaela Kranz at micaela.kranz@state.mn.us or 651-366-3780 or Beth Andrews, University of Minnesota Center for Transportation Studies, at andr0274@umn.edu or 612-626-1745.