Electronic Full-text STI

STI products should be provided to OSTI in electronic format, preferably in Portable Document Format (PDF) Searchable; however, certain other electronic formats are acceptable:

  • Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) for site-hosted STI only
  • Microsoft Word (Versions 5.0 or greater) for AN 241.3 submittals only
  • PDF Non-Searchable

As technologies evolve, the list of acceptable electronic formats will be revised and updated.

The following table lists the acceptable electronic formats and usage guidance.

  • If the originating site is going to host the product on a publicly accessible server, a unique URL must be provided to OSTI with a direct link to the product.  The STI product should not be encrypted or password-protected.
  • If the originating site is not going to host the product, it must be uploaded. The STI product should not be encrypted or password-protected.
Format Means for Providing STI to OSTI
Site Hosts STI Site Uploads STI.
HTML* Site will provide URL to OSTI for unclassified unlimited products.
Microsoft Word (5.0 or greater)* Must be uploaded. Only applicable to AN 241.3.
PDF Searchable Acceptable. Site will provide URL to OSTI for unclassified unlimited products.
PDF Non-searchable Must be uploaded.

 

*OSTI will convert the file to PDF.  There may be a delay in releasing the STI to the OSTI products which may include SciTech Connect, Science Research Citations Database, and Science Research Connection.