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Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

A Guide to Funded Research Public Access Plans and Processes

Submission Policy Essentials | SI

Effective:  Extramural research articles and book chapters submitted for publication after October 1, 2015

Who Submits: PI's and authors

What to Submit:  Final peer-reviewed manuscript accepted for publication or link to final published version

Format:  Not specified

Where to Submit:  Smithsonian Research Online

Repository:  Smithsonian Research Online

Embargo Period:  12 months post-publication

Notes:  Link to a publication in an established OA journal that makes the final publication available immediately accepted. Final published articles accepted if author has right to do so.


How to Self-Submit Manuscripts | SI

Coming soon

Submit with BuckySubmit | SI

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 | SI

The Smithsonian is currently establishing compliance mechanisms related to public access compliance.