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Public Access Policy

Public access comprises the efforts of U.S. federal science agencies to increase access to unclassified scholarly publications and digital data resulting from federal research and development (R&D) funding.  While OSTI has provided public access to DOE’s unclassified R&D results throughout its history, the incremental change reflected in the DOE Public Access Plan is the addition of final accepted manuscripts/journal articles, which OSTI makes publicly available within 12 months of publication.  Access is provided through both OSTI.GOV and the DOE Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (DOE PAGES). 

Below are links to key information about DOE's public access efforts.