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front matter and back matter

NREL reports can include front and back matter in the following order:

Front Matter

  1. Title page
  2. Disclaimer
  3. Foreword
  4. Preface
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. Nomenclature
  7. Executive summary
  8. Table of contents
  9. Lists of figures and tables

Back Matter

  1. Glossary
  2. Reference list
  3. Bibliography
  4. Appendices

Paginate front matter with small Roman numerals (i, ii, iii) rather than Arabic numbers. Count the title page as page i, but don't print the number on it. All technical reports should contain a title page, a disclaimer, and a table of contents. Many outreach publications, such as DOE/NREL program overviews, contain only a contents list and brief acknowledgments in the front matter.