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New External Submission Updates

External NASA-funded researchers: NASA has entered into a partnership agreement with the Clearinghouse for the Open Research of the United States (CHORUS) publishing group. NASA researchers who publish in a CHORUS member’s journal can now more easily satisfy the Agency’s requirements for public access launch .

If your publication is already available from CHORUS, you may not need to directly submit your final peer-reviewed manuscript to NASA PubSpace. New submissions to NASA PubSpace have moved from the NIH Manuscript Submission (NIHMS) system to the NASA STI Program.

To ensure your publication is available from CHORUS and to access guidance on how to submit publications that are not available from CHORUS, visit the Submit to PubSpace page launch .

In the coming months, NASA will leverage CHORUS resources to increase access to NASA-funded research by integrating metadata for NASA-funded publications available from CHORUS into a new PubSpace platform within the NASA STI Repository launch .


Will current grants be amended with the new external submission information? Current terms and conditions for existing awards use the phrase “NASA-designated repository,” so current awards do not need to be modified. Any links referenced will either be redirected or the landing page will be updated with direction to the new guidance.

Why is the external submission process changing? The new submission process allows for greater discoverability and public accessibility by depositing all NASA-funded research into the STI Repository. NASA also participates in launch which covers over “60 databases and over 2,200 scientific websites to provide users with access to more than 200 million pages of authoritative federal science information including research and development results.”

What will I be able to submit? NASA-funded researchers will be able to submit peer-reviewed publications through the NASA STI Program. Other STI deliverables associated with a grant or contract will also be accepted. STI (scientific and technical information) is defined as a paper, abstract, journal article, presentation, etc. that contains and delivers the results (the analyses of the data, facts, and resulting conclusions) of basic and applied scientific, technical and related engineering research and development.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the NASA Public Access Help Desk.

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US Government ORCID Consortium Logo The NASA STI Program manages NASA’s US Government ORCID Consortium membership. The partnership provides the ability to manage Persistent Identifiers (PIDs), enhance services to the STI Repository, and align NASA submission processes with common publishing practices. Learn more about the US Government ORCID Consortium launch .