The Department of Defense issued Directive-type memorandum (DTM) 17-002 on January 10, 2017. The memo provides a foundation for processes and procedures that will be adopted for all DoD scientific and technical research. The memo covers scholarly publications resulting from intramural basic research programs and requires authors to submit final peer reviewed manuscripts to the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC). Intramural basic research projects will also be required to submit a Data Management Plan to DTIC when a decision is made to fund the project.
The focus of the DoD's policy is currently on intramural basic research. Procedures and processes governing other types of research funding will be established at a future date.
The Directive-type Memorandum (DTM) 17-002 was effective January 10, 2017.
Please note that the focus of the DoD's policy is currently on intramural basic research. Procedures and processes governing other types of research funding will be established at a future date.
This guide will be updated as additional information is provided.
The final peer-reviewed manuscript is the version that should* be submitted to the DoD's system.
The final peer-reviewed manuscript is the version of the article that has been accepted for publication and includes all changes made by the author during the peer-review process. It does not include the publisher's formatting.
*If the final peer-reviewed manuscript is not available, the DoD will accept the final published article. In this case, the final published article will not be available to the public but will only be available to registered Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) users.
The time before an article will be freely available to the public is typically called the embargo period.
For the DoD, the embargo period is 12 months from date of publication.
For peer-reviewed manuscripts, the DoD will use the Defense Technical Information Center's database. Submissions occur through the DTIC's Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS).
You can now search the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) database for DoD-funded public access journal articles.