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Video Informs DOE-Funded Researchers about DOE PAGES and Submitting Accepted Manuscripts to DOE OSTI

by Peter Lincoln 02 Jun, 2017 in

Department of Energy PAGES Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science

To help get the word out to researchers funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) at DOE national laboratories and research universities around the country, the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and the DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have teamed up to produce a video about DOE PAGES, the DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science.

DOE PAGES offers free public access to the best available full-text version of DOE-affiliated scholarly publications – either the peer-reviewed, accepted manuscript or the published scientific journal article – after an administrative interval of 12 months.  

Entitled “A Video Message about DOE PAGES for DOE-funded Authors of Scientific Publications,” the infographic video provides an introduction to the DOE portal to scholarly publications resulting from DOE research funding – and encourages DOE laboratory and grantee researchers to submit their accepted manuscripts to OSTI, which developed and maintains the repository for the Department. 

DOE PAGES “was created to provide free public access to articles by DOE-funded researchers,” the video notes.  “To get their papers into DOE PAGES, all DOE-funded researchers are required to submit their accepted manuscripts to their labs’ publication system or directly to OSTI.  This is a great way for DOE to show the American public the important work that’s underway to solve...

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Video Informs DOE-Funded Researchers about DOE PAGES and Submitting Accepted Manuscripts to DOE OSTI

by Peter Lincoln 02 Jun, 2017 in

Department of Energy PAGES Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science

To help get the word out to researchers funded by the Department of Energy (DOE) at DOE national laboratories and research universities around the country, the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) and the DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have teamed up to produce a video about DOE PAGES, the DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science.

DOE PAGES offers free public access to the best available full-text version of DOE-affiliated scholarly publications – either the peer-reviewed, accepted manuscript or the published scientific journal article – after an administrative interval of 12 months.  

Entitled “A Video Message about DOE PAGES for DOE-funded Authors of Scientific Publications,” the infographic video provides an introduction to the DOE portal to scholarly publications resulting from DOE research funding – and encourages DOE laboratory and grantee researchers to submit their accepted manuscripts to OSTI, which developed and maintains the repository for the Department. 

DOE PAGES “was created to provide free public access to articles by DOE-funded researchers,” the video notes.  “To get their papers into DOE PAGES, all DOE-funded researchers are required to submit their accepted manuscripts to their labs’ publication system or directly to OSTI.  This is a great way for DOE to show the American public the important work that’s underway to solve...

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The Grand Compromise of U.S. Public Access Programs: Going Green

by Dr. Jeffrey Salmon 12 Sep, 2016 in

DOE PAGES

In April 2012, The Economist ran a biting editorial arguing that, “[w]hen research is funded by the taxpayer or by charities, the results should be available to all without charge.”  Academic journals, the magazine contended, were raking in huge profits by selling content that was supplied to them largely for free and in the process restricting public access to valuable research to just those willing to pay for subscriptions.  The answer to this “absurd and unjust” situation, The Economist wrote, is “simple”: governments and foundations that fund research “should require that the results be made available free to the public.”

We at the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI) have found that providing full public access to the research DOE funds is simple in principle and complex in practice.  And reflecting on this 2012 editorial, we can say that a great deal of progress has been made toward reaching the goal of free public access it sets out.  And much of that progress is due to hard collaborative work by both the government and publishers. 

Following the February 2013 memo from the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) on “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research,” all major U.S. federal science agencies are now implementing public access plans, which comprehend both publications and data.

DOE was the first federal agency to gain OSTP approval of its plan – in July 2014.  DOE’s early implementation is a result of the longstanding scientific and technical information (STI) program and infrastructure managed by OSTI...

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DOE OSTI Implements Re-organization: Sticking to Our Knitting While Meeting New Challenges

by Brian Hitson 08 Apr, 2015 in
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

 

The Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), a unit of the Office of Science, recently completed a restructuring to fulfill agency-wide responsibilities to collect, preserve, and disseminate scientific and technical information (STI) emanating from DOE research and development (R&D) activities, including a new obligation to provide public access to DOE-affiliated journal articles.

The re-organization is the culmination of a year during which OSTI took steps to re-focus and re-balance our operations by devoting more resources to collecting and preserving DOE STI and to providing comprehensive access to the results of DOE R&D investments.  At the same time, we streamlined our portfolio of science search tools to make it easier to find DOE’s R&D results.  In August, DOE became the first federal science agency to issue a public access plan for scholarly scientific publications in response to a February 2013 White House Office of Science and Technology Policy directive, and OSTI launched DOE PAGESBeta, a beta portal to journal articles and accepted manuscripts resulting from DOE-funded research.  On October 1, we issued the OSTI 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, a roadmap for working to ensure its collections and portals reflect the...

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