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DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science (PAGES)

The Department of Energy Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (DOE PAGES) is the DOE portal that makes scholarly scientific publications resulting from DOE research funding publicly accessible and searchable at no charge to users.

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.

When launched in August 2014, DOE PAGES contained an initial collection of accepted manuscripts and journal articles as a demonstration of its functionality and eventual expanded content. Two years later, the portal contained 26,000 articles and accepted manuscripts, and it is anticipated that DOE PAGES will eventually achieve annual growth of 20,000-30,000 publicly-accessible articles and manuscripts.

DOE PAGES represents DOE's response to the February 2013 Office of Science and Technology Policy memorandum that called on federal agencies to develop plans to provide public access to the results of research they fund within a year of publication. The DOE public access tool was developed and is maintained by the DOE Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), a unit of the Office of Science.

DOE PAGES is a cooperative and cost-effective approach to public access to scientific publications stemming from DOE research and development. The portal and search engine employ a hybrid model of both centralized and distributed content, with PAGES maintaining a permanent archive of all full text and metadata. In this way, DOE PAGES builds on DOE's existing scientific and technical information (STI) infrastructure and also integrates publishers' public access efforts.

DOE PAGES leverages the long-established DOE Scientific and Technical Information Program infrastructure and systems for collecting, preserving, and disseminating scientific and technical information to encompass accepted manuscripts. DOE-funded authors at national laboratories and grantee and other research institutions will use this existing infrastructure to submit metadata and links to accepted manuscripts (or the full text itself) to OSTI.

To complement the DOE-supplied content and in support of "best available version," OSTI also is collaborating with the publisher consortium CHORUS, or the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States. DOE PAGES will ingest publisher-supplied metadata and link to participating publishers' DOE-affiliated publicly-accessible content.

OSTI also is engaging with other stakeholders' initiatives to advance public access, such as the university and research library community's Shared Access Research Ecosystem (SHARE).

Regardless of where DOE-affiliated articles or accepted manuscripts are hosted, DOE PAGES will enable readers to search them all via a single query. In most cases, free public access to full text will occur after a 12-month administrative interval. There will be no requirement for a username, password, or other form of registration.

OSTI has collected, preserved, and disseminated scientific and technical information emanating from R&D performed by DOE and its predecessor agencies for nearly 70 years. DOE today conducts more than $10 billion a year in R&D, and OSTI helps ensure a return on those investments by making DOE-sponsored R&D results available in web-based searchable databases. To date, these databases have included electronic full-text research reports; energy citations going back to the Manhattan Project era; e-prints (journal article pre-publication drafts, scholarly papers and more); DOE patents; energy science and technology software; multimedia videos about DOE and other science research; DOE non-text data collections; and DOE R&D accomplishments. Now, through DOE PAGES, OSTI is collecting, archiving and making publicly accessible the "gold standard" of scientific communication - peer-reviewed journal articles or final accepted manuscripts resulting from agency funding.