STIP Public Access - Frequently Asked Questions | Scientific and Technical Information Program
" ... DOE’s Public Access initiative refers to the Department’s plans to fulfill requirements called for by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to increase public access to scholarly publications resulting from DOE funding. Specifically, OSTP issued a memorandum in February 2013 to Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research,” which called for each Federal agency with over $100 million in annual conduct of research and development to create a plan to increase access to the results of the research it supports in two key areas: scholarly publications and datasets. With regards to scholarly publications, i.e., unclassified research in scientific publications, DOE’s Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), a unit of DOE’s Office of Science, has the lead for implementation based on its corporate responsibilities for scientific and technical information management within the Department. DOE’s response to the OSTP memo is contained in the approved DOE Public Access Plan. Note: Regarding data management policy, the DOE Office of Science has issued a data management policy. Other DOE Program Offices are also expected to issue similar guidance and requirements. STIP representatives will be kept apprised of developments in this area via separate communications. OSTI has developed a model, with concurrence from all DOE Programs, that will provide the public with access to the 'best available version' of peer-reviewed articles. Analogous to the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) PubMed Central, DOE has established PAGESBeta (Public Access Gateway for Energy and ScienceBeta), a portal and search interface to ensure long-term preservation of and access to scholarly publications resulting from DOE-funded research. Comparable to the NIH model, articles will be made publicly available after an administrative period of 12 months from publication date. The key feature of DOE PAGESBeta is that it will link patrons of DOE R&D results to the "best available version" of a scholarly publication. Specifically, when a publisher provides a publicly-accessible article about DOE R&D results, DOE PAGESBeta will link to that article. If the article is not available, DOE PAGESBeta will then provide access to the corresponding accepted manuscript. Important to note that sites/individuals which have subscriptions to cited journals will be able to access articles at any time based on the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for that specific article ..."