The information in the Full Record is bibliographic data/metadata unique to, and descriptive of, a specific record. Basic bibliographic data includes the title, author(s), description or abstract, and publication date. This metadata improves online search and retrieval, and helps ensure preservation of the document. Below is a list of the metadata that OSTI collects and that is displayed in OSTI.GOV, with those that can be specifically searched using the advanced search fields indicated with an asterisk.
The following metadata fields are common to all resource types (journal article, dataset, patents, etc.):
Title* – the title of the resource
Abstract – summary of the information contained in the resource
Author(s)* – includes first and last name, may include middle name/initial, email address, ORCID, or institutional affiliation
Publication Date* – the date the research product was published
OSTI ID* – unique identifier assigned by OSTI upon submission
Report Number* – unique identifier created by researcher, lab, or institution and associated with the research product. May also contain other identifying numbers that may have meaning or retrieval utility, such as arXiv.org numbers or numbers assigned by a university or domain area repository.
Grant/Contract Number* – the DOE contract number under which the research was conducted. May also contain non-DOE contract numbers if the research was funded by other organizations.
Type* – the type of research product, e.g. dataset, conference proceeding, journal article, accepted manuscript, etc.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) – a unique persistent identifier that references a digital object and provides long-term access; DOIs remain stable even if the underlying address or URL for the content changes
Publisher – the name of the publisher that issues the research product
Research Organization* – the name(s) of the organization(s) that performed the research or issued the scientific and technical information that led to the research product
Sponsoring Organization* – the name(s) of the DOE program office(s) that provided the funding for the research contributing to the research product
Contributing Organizations – the name(s) of a research/project collaboration, company, institution, or organization the author(s) wishes to acknowledge that are NOT an author affiliation, originating research organization, or funding organization
Country of Publication – the country in which the organization or company publishing the article is located
Language – the language the resource is published in
Subject* – words or phrases that describe the project as summarized in the record. This includes subject categories picked from a standardized authority list or keywords assigned to the article either by the author(s) or journal.
Resource Relation – citation information for supplementary datasets or other items published with the resource
Related Identifiers/DOIs – other documents, datasets, or software applications that relate to the resource
Resource Type Specific Metadata on OSTI.GOV
The following metadata fields are found only on particular resource types. Journal Articles, Datasets, and Software each have associated information that do not apply to other resource types due to unique characteristics or requirements.
Article Type* – designates between accepted manuscripts, published articles, publishers’ accepted manuscripts
Journal Name* – the name of the journal in which the accepted manuscript is to be published (or was published)
Additional Journal Information – other information associated with the article, including journal volume and issue number, serial identifier (ISSN), and article page range
Data Type* – the specific type of data that dataset includes, such as still images, numeric data, specialized mix, etc.
Host Website – refers to the host website of large datasets
Software Availability – whether the software is open source, publicly available; open source, not publicly available; or closed source
Repository Link – unique URL which leads to the landing page of the software code
License – list of common licenses used by the software community
Developer(s) – persons concerned with facets of the software development process, including the research, design, programming, and testing of computer software
B&R Codes – budget and reporting codes given to a project by the Department of Energy
FWP Numbers – Field Work Proposal number; A number given to a proposal from a DOE laboratory by the Department of Energy
Short Name or Acronym – abbreviated title or acronym for the software
Site Accession Number – the accession or other identifying numbers assigned by the submitting site, university, or repository’s database, records, etc.