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Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

A Guide to Funded Research Public Access Plans and Processes

Submission Policy Essentials | DOE

Effective:  Extramural research articles resulting from awards issued or renewed after October 1, 2014

Who Submits:  PI’s or 3rd parties (e.g., co-PI’s, authors, delegates)

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

Format:  Microsoft Word or PDF (preferred)

Where to Submit:  Energy Link System (E-Link)

Repository:  Public Access Gateway for Energy & Science (PAGES)

Embargo Period:  12 months post-publication


  • Award number required to submit.
  • Digital Object Identifier (DOI) and ORCID ID help speed up submission process.
  • Manuscripts co-authored with a DOE employee(s) may be required to be open access to allow for submission to the DOE's intramural research open-access system.
  • A final, accepted manuscript may or may not include all of the publisher's form or format, but cannot not be a copyrighted reprint of the published article in the journal’s format.


How to Self-Submit Manuscripts | DOE

Coming soon

Submit with BuckySubmit | DOE

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 | DOE

The DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information uses a mix of agency-initiated searches of publication acknowledgement sections and FundRef (3rd-party publisher agency) data to track and identify gaps in PAGES metadata submissions.