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Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

A Guide to Funded Research Public Access Plans and Processes

Submission Policy Essentials | DOD

Effective:  Extramural research public access compliance not currently required

Who Submits:  PI’s or authors

What to Submit:  Final peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication

Format:  PDF or PDF/A

Where to Submit:  Depending on award terms: 1. Funding unit point of contact; 2. Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS); 3. Email; 4. FTP; or 5. Mailed multimedia

Repository:  DTIC

Embargo Period:  12 months post-publication

Notes:  Submissions must be accompanied by SF-298 Report Documentation page


Submit with BuckySubmit | DOD

BuckySubmit is a time-saving, one-stop service that submits grant awardees’ soon-to-be-published manuscripts to a single or multiple federal agency repositories for them.

Want to know more? Contact the UW-Madison Public Access Service at (608) 262-6594 or

Monitoring Compliance | DOD

The DOD is currently developing metrics that evaluate compliance with their public access policy. A current proposal would see the development of a certification token system for authors who submit electronic data and articles.