VA investigators or their local research offices are required to notify VHA Research Communications of all scientific publications or presentations, upon acceptance by a journal or meeting sponsor, in accordance with VHA Handbook 1200.19 (112 KB, PDF).
Please submit your notifications using our ORD PubTracker Website
system by following the simple steps below:
- Go to the ORD PubTracker Website by copying and pasting the following URL into browser:
(Access restricted to VA Intranet)
- Click the submission type – pre-publication, presentation, media, or other – and fill in the form
(Be sure to upload a copy of the presentation abstract or complete accepted article)
For questions related to Biomedical Laboratory R&D, Clinical Science R&D, Cooperative Studies Program, and Rehabilitation R&D notifications, please contact Mitch Mirkin, R&D Communications, at 443-759-3454, or email@example.com. For questions related to Health Services R&D and QUERI notifications please send an email to HSRDWeb.Boston@va.gov. For technical assistance with the PubTracker site, contact the ORD Web Team ORD.Web@va.gov.
Compliance with the above procedures (that is, submission of your manuscript or abstract to VHA Research Communications through the PubTracker system) does not satisfy the requirement to deposit your peer-reviewed manuscript, upon its acceptance for publication in a journal, in NIH's PubMed Central, as part of VA's public access policy.
For more information, also see Checklist for publishing VA research.