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

by Peter Lincoln on Fri, June 02, 2017

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 some of the biggest science and technology challenges.”  

It’s also how researchers can bring their “awesome scholarly journals” to the attention of “a whole bunch of people who are interested in your work” but who “don’t have access to it because they don’t have subscriptions” to scientific publications.  These may include “other scientists, students and teachers, journalists, Congressional staff, [and] entrepreneurs.” 

“At the same time,” the video informs researchers, “you help DOE achieve public access and demonstrate the results of its R&D investment.  Your research becomes a part of DOE’s amazing archive dating back to the Manhattan Project era.  Better yet, your important work gets even more visibility, more recognition, and more people talking.  And who knows?  That could mean more opportunities to transfer your knowledge and discovery into the next big thing.”

DOE PAGES capitalizes on the long-established DOE Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP) infrastructure and systems for managing scientific and technical information (STI).  OSTI spearheads the DOE STIP network, a collaboration of STI liaisons from DOE program, field, site, and procurement offices, national laboratories, and research facilities working to ensure that the results of DOE-funded research and development are identified, collected, preserved, and disseminated.  OSTI also devised and operates the corporate E-Link submission system through which OSTI acquires metadata and electronic documents or links to documents.  DOE-funded authors at national laboratories and grantee and other research institutions are using this infrastructure to submit metadata and links to accepted manuscripts (or the full text itself) to OSTI.  Launched in August 2014, DOE PAGES now contains more than 36,000 accepted manuscripts and journal articles, including almost 30,000 that are publicly accessible in full text.    

After OSTI Director Brian Hitson had the idea for a video about DOE PAGES, OSTI’s DOE STIP team reached out to ORNL STI manager Bob Conrad to see whether the lab would be willing to partner in creating one.  ORNL Communications Director David Keim graciously obliged and suggested a concept and key messaging for the project.  OSTI’s communications team, DOE PAGES product manager Sara Studwell, and ORNL video producer Rosemary Walker collaborated on script development, and Walker wrote, narrated, and produced the infographic. 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest DOE science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.  UT-Battelle manages ORNL for the DOE Office of Science. 

OSTI, a unit of the Office of Science, is the DOE office that collects, preserves, and disseminates DOE-sponsored R&D results, both through OSTI search tools and through other commonly used search engines.

Peter M. Lincoln is Senior Advisor and Communications Officer in the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information.

Related OSTI Products: DOE PAGES
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