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Publication Notification Process for VA Investigators

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 Directive 1200.19.

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 Tristan Horrom, VA Research Communications, at or 410-336-9899. For questions related to Health Systems Research and QUERI notifications please send an email to For technical assistance with the PubTracker site, contact the ORD Web Team

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.

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.