Journal Articles/Accepted Manuscripts: Includes final peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts, open access journal articles, and publisher’s versions of record.
An accepted manuscript is defined as the version of the article that has been accepted for publication and includes all modifications resulting from the peer-review process, which is also called the final peer-reviewed accepted manuscript. It is the same content as the published version but does not include the publisher's copyediting, stylistic or formatting edits that will constitute the final "version of record" that appears in a scholarly journal.
An open access article is a journal article that has been published under a license that allows for free, immediate, online access and the ability to fully reuse the article.
A published article or publisher’s version of record is the final published article, including copyediting, stylistic edits, and formatting changes per a specific journal publisher. It is considered the "version of record" (VoR) because of potential post-publication updates such as errata, retractions, or other changes.
Datasets: Includes individual datasets and data collections from data centers, repositories, and other organizations funded by the Department of Energy. A data collection is a package of related datasets with a DOI for the entire collection. A dataset is a single instance of data whose boundaries have been defined by the data submitter, with a DOI associated. The data themselves reside at national laboratories, data centers, user facilities, colleges and universities, or other websites. DOE Data Explorer is a discovery tool from OSTI that provides data-specific search functionality.
Software: Includes software and code announced to DOE CODE and contents from OSTI's retired product, the Energy Science and Technology Software Center. The scope of this collection includes software created and/or modified during work funded by DOE or during work carried out for others at DOE facilities.
Technical Report: Includes documents that are the result of DOE-sponsored research projects that describe the process, progress, or results of research and development or other scientific and technological work, including recommendations or conclusions of the research and such information as the original hypotheses, approaches used, and findings. Facts, figures, analyses, and assumptions used during the life of the project to support the results are used to convey to the scientific community the findings during the project. They may include more comprehensive or in-depth experimental details than scholarly papers or presentations.
Patents: Includes a curated list of issued patent records from DOE-funded organizations and researchers. The DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) obtains patent records funded by DOE directly from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; however, to ensure comprehensiveness, broad dissemination, and archival preservation, inventors funded by DOE may find it useful to submit information to OSTI through their particular STI submission channels. The DOE-funded, issued patents encompass the majority of the patent category. DOE-funded records can also be found within DOepatents, which offers more patent-specific searching capabilities.
In addition to the DOE-funded issued patent records, OSTI.GOV also contains some historical patent content. This includes issued patents of interest to DOE researchers that have been funded by other organizations, issued international patents, and a small number of patent applications. These records are not discoverable in DOepatents and are accessible only in OSTI.GOV.
Conference/Event: Includes STI products from a conference, symposium, lecture, or similar event. Individual papers and presentations are those presented at an event by an individual whose work was sponsored by DOE, while a conference proceeding is the compilation of a group of papers from a conference, workshop, or seminar, typically prepared at the request of a DOE program that sponsored work in the area covered by the conference. Format of these records can include PDF documents, PowerPoint slides, or videos.
Book/Monograph: Includes scholarly pieces of writing on a specific subject and is a self-contained work, though monographs may be published in a series. Books and monographs may be published by the originating site (e.g., as e-books or technical fact sheets) or by a commercial publisher. If the STI product is a chapter, reference will be made to the whole book.
Program Documents: Includes documents prepared by or for a DOE Program Office for the purpose of being published on behalf of a program, representing a program perspective. It may contain programmatic analysis, research needs assessment, outcome of a workshop on a specific technology or scientific topic, strategic or operational plan, or other types of program-specific information.
Thesis/Dissertation: Includes academic papers often based on original research, using scholarly resources, written by a candidate as a graduate school requirement for a higher academic degree (a master’s or doctoral degree) or professional qualification. Dissertations and theses may be considered “gray literature” since they are not typically published commercially.
Multimedia: Includes video and audio files produced by the DOE National Laboratories, other DOE research facilities, and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). These are also discoverable in OSTI's ScienceCinema product, which offers additional audio search capabilities.
Miscellaneous: Includes any STI not easily defined in one of the other above categories.