Submission Guidelines for Graphics, Maps, and Posters

Who Can Submit

Graphics, Maps, and Posters only publishes materials about work conducted under the primary auspices of the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership. For additional information, please contact the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership Program Area Liaison, Marti Blair,


How to Submit

1. Complete the web form under the Submit Research link in the sidebar. Please include the following information: abstract; keywords; and name, institutional affiliation (e.g. University of Southern Maine, Muskie School of Public Service), and email address for each author.

2. Write an abstract for your item (no more than 300 words). Please also select keywords (3 min, 6 max). These are words that will help a user locate your item through a search.

3. Make sure your item is in an acceptable format. We can accept items in Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

We can convert files from some programs into an acceptable format. Please contact the Digital Commons Site Administrator, Mary Holt,

4. If you have any questions, please see our FAQs or contact the Casco Bay Estuary Partnership Program Area Liaison, Marti Blair,


Overview of the Process

After you submit your material a Digital Commons Administrator will review your submission and publish your work on the site. You will be notified by e-mail when the item is posted.


If you publish this material or a revised version elsewhere, for example in a journal, please send the citation of the new version to the Digital Commons Site Administrator, Mary Holt, We will be able to inform the research community about the new version.

If you would like to post a revised version of your material on the site, please follow the instructions in How to Submit; (see above) however, please specify when you submit the material that it is a revision of a previously submitted item.

Rights and Permissions

Before submitting material to the repository, please be sure that all necessary permissions have been cleared. Please contact the Digital Commons Site Administrator if you are unsure of the copyright status of your item, or if you need assistance navigating copyright permissions:

You retain the copyright to your work and grant us the nonexclusive right to publish this material, meaning that you may also publish it elsewhere.

It is necessary that you agree to the terms of publishing in the repository listed in the Submission Agreement in the online submission form for your program area, and that you complete this form with each new submission to USM Digital Commons.

Please contact the site administrator Mary Holt, with additional questions copyright and permissions.