To create an OSTI.GOV account, select the Create Account link at the top right of your screen and enter the requested information. You are required to provide your email address and create a password. Each account must be registered with a unique email address. After registration, you will be taken to your account management screen. If you are a DOE community user, such as a federal employee or contractor, you are invited to provide some additional information at the time of registration, or through your account management screen.
An OSTI.GOV account allows you to save documents, save searches, categorize records into lists, export bibliographies, and create alerts.
For members of the DOE Community:
Members of the DOE community (DOE Federal employee, contractor, or grantee), with approved account registration can view additional citation metrics on the article details page, including impact factor, citation impact by journal and by field, and the percentage rank by field for that year. Users can also view a list of all resources referenced by or citing the article using the References and Cited By tabs at the top of the reference details page. This information is provided as a service to DOE community users through an agreement with Web of Science.
Additionally, an interactive reference and citation traversal tool has been developed which allows DOE community users to find more research of interest. By selecting any title in the References and Cited By lists on either side of the original item, the tree is redrawn, moving that item to the center and showing its references on the left and cited by works on the right. The original article will appear below the newly selected item, allowing users to keep track of the traversal path. Users can continue to traverse the tree, moving either backwards through references or forward through citations with the path always preserved in the center of the tree.