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NIST Technical Series Publications

 NIST Technical Series publications are written by or for NIST and published by the NIST Research Library. These publications consist of technical reports, recommendations, practice guides, industry handbooks, and other similar technical documents intended for external distribution.

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Descriptions of the major publication types of the National Institute of Standards and Technology

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 All NIST Technical Series publications are assigned Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) to ensure continuing public access and deposited with the United States Government Publishing Office (GPO) to ensure digital preservation.  

How to Cite NIST Technical Series Publications

Only include fields that are applicable to your reference. 

NIST listed as the author:

Author (Year) Title. (U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.), NIST Series (Series Abbreviation) Report Number, Ed., Vol., Rev., Type and Date of updates/change order. DOI URL

  • Example: National Institute of Standards and Technology (2001) Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. (Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.), Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS PUBS) 140-2, Change Notice 2 December 03, 2002. https://doi.org/10.6028/nist.fips.140-2

Individuals/Group listed as the author:

Author (Year) Title. (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD), NIST Series (Series Abbreviation) Report Number, Ed., Vol., Rev., Type and Date of updates/change order. DOI URL

  • Example: Joint Task Force Transformation Initiative Interagency Working Group (2013) Security and Privacy Controls for Federal Information Systems and Organizations. (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD), NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53, Rev. 4, Includes updates as of January 22, 2015. https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.SP.800-53r4

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Created February 7, 2011, Updated November 15, 2019