In a Nutshell

DOE requires that researchers specify their DOE funding sources. Even if you claim a publication and upload the open access manuscript, your submission is not complete until you indicate (or "link") a funding source. The easiest way to link funding is when you claim the publication.  The system steps you through the process. 

However, if you skip the funding screen when you claim publications, you must go back and "link" publications to DOE funding resources (either singly, as shown here, or in bulk).

Step by Step

  1. Click on the “Link publications” button on the homepage’s “My Actions” carousel, or;

  2. Click on the “Menu” tab near the top of your screen and then click “Create Links.”

Either of these steps will take you to a screen that looks like this:

Create Links window

From here, select the radio button “Publications” on the left and then “Grants” on the right (or vice versa). If everything’s working correctly, any of your publications that the system has identified as being in the open access policy (but without funding indicated) will appear below. (If you click the “Change” button, you’ll be able to fine tune this view even further. )

It's not unusual for the publications system to ask for a funding link to publications not covered by the DOE open access policy. Usually that happens with work done at a different institution or work finished before you joined Berkeley Lab. Learn what you can do.


If none of your publications appear, try adjusting the date filter, circled below:

On the right side of the screen, where you’ve selected the “Grants” radio button, you should see a list of DOE funding sources. If no DOE funding sources are listed, select the “Change” button in the grants column and changed the “Linked to:” field to “Anyone.” 

Remember to select the “Go!” button to apply your changes.