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Department of Energy (DOE) Public Access Policy: Compliance for publications

Information on how to comply with the Department of Energy's requirements that journal articles and associated research data be made publicly accessible.

Questions about your publications?

If you have questions about your research publications or complying with federal policies, please contact our Scholarly Communications Librarian, Fred Rascoe (

Submit articles/proceedings

Submission of publications related to DoE grant funding is required when the article has been accepted for publication. Submissions go through the ELink system. It is the same system and process that DoE has been using for technical report submission for some time.

Start at the ELink Home page. Click on the Financial Assistance Recipients link.

Click on the link to submit tech reports, journal articles, or other content such as conference proceedings papers.

On the next screen, enter metadata about your publication and grant. If you are unsure about what grant information to enter, contact your PI, or contact OSP.

You'll have the option to select what type of STI product you are submitting (journal article, etc).

Further down the page, add more metadata about your publication and your DoE Program Office sponsor. 

Further down this same screen, enter point of contact information, and upload the the author manuscript file to the ELink system.

Submit your paper.

DOE Policy FAQ's

Need more information?

Check out the DOE's Frequently Asked Questions about PAGES and compliance with the Public Access policy.


Did you know?

You use the E-Link system to submit a link to your article in SMARTech, and still be in compliance with DoE's policy. Just select the option "STI Product Available Electronically At" and add the SMARTech handle.