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Federal Agency Public Access Requirements

A Guide to Funded Research Public Access Plans and Processes

Submission Policy Essentials | USGS

Effective:  Articles from extramural research published after October 1, 2016

Who Submits:  PI’s or co-PI’s

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

Format:  Not specified

Where to Submit:  USGS project scientist

Repository:  USGS Publications Warehouse

Embargo Period:  12 months post-publication

Notes:  Final published articles accepted if author has right to do so, or if submitted by publisher as link to published version


How to Self-Submit Manuscripts | USGS

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Submit with BuckySubmit | USGS

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 | USGS

Compliance with this public access requirements is overseen by the USGS Office of Acquisition and Grants.