24 Jan 2012
ACCESS TO GREY LITERATURE
Dear AFS member: The peer-reviewed fisheries scientific literature is abundant and AFS publishes a significant portion of it. In recent years, AFS, through its Fisheries InfoBase, has provided access to published peer-reviewed literature going back to 1872. What has been missing is access to the so-called “gray literature”–publications of government agencies (state/province, federal, international) and other organizations that is usually not included in the journal or book literature. And yet that information is not only pertinent but often of high quality and wide utility.
To address that gap in the information spectrum, AFS is launching its Fisheries Reports, a searchable database of abstracts, authors, and links related to these reports. If you are the author of such a report or know about it, please consider submitting it to Fisheries Reports, either directly (see instructions in attachment) or through the moderator at email@example.com.