For journal articles and juried conference proceedings resulting from awards made for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016, either the final accepted version of the manuscript or the publisher’s version of record must be submitted.
The Federal Government claims a license to exercise all rights under copyright to use a federally-funded work for federal purposes, including depositing works resulting from NSF funded research in an open access repository. In general, publisher policies allow for authors to comply with NSF policy, though they often require a delay in making publications available. With this in mind, NSF allows for an embargo of public access to such works up to twelve months after publication. However, they also require that the metadata about the journal article or juried conference proceeding be publicly available at the time of publication.
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Journal or conference publications resulting from NSF funding should be submitted to NSF Public Access Repository (NSF-PAR) once they are published.
Before submitting your publications, you will need to:
Contact: Public Access Working Group