The Health Services Research and Development Service (HSR&D) has established the following requirements regarding notification of pending publications and presentations:
Please let us know as soon as you have an article accepted for publication. This applies to all publications based on an HSR&D-funded, or HSR&D-managed project, or authored/coauthored by an HSR&D-supported investigator, regardless of funding source. Early notification allows us to prepare briefing materials for VA leadership and plan for other dissemination. See the HSR&D Program Guide 1204.01 and VHA Directive 1200.19 (Presentation of Research Results) for more details.
Submit your notifications by following the simple steps below:
Please note that notification emails should no longer be sent to the HSR&D/ORD publications email addresses. However, notification questions or questions about the new web site or process can still be directed to HSRDWeb.Boston@va.gov.
We strictly adhere to embargoes put in place by the journals. Let us know if your article has an embargo date.
Once published, we'll include your article citation in HSR&D's online citation database, and may highlight important findings in a variety of print and electronic publications.
VA and its employees have a responsibility to ensure that VA receives proper credit for VA-supported research in articles, presentations, interviews, and other professional activities in which the results of that research are publicized or recognized. All investigators will initiate and document references to VA where either direct or indirect support for the research emanates from VA.
Failure to acknowledge VA support or employment may result in the discontinuation of current VA R&D funding and/or ineligibility to receive future R&D funding for up to 5 years.
All publications and presentations of VA research results must contain the following (or equivalent) acknowledgement:
Authors of clinical and research manuscripts, abstracts, books, book chapters, and presentations must acknowledge their employment using the following format: "VA Title, VA Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, City, and State."
When publishing or disseminating research findings be sure to acknowledge that your findings do not necessarily reflect VA policy. See sample disclaimer below:
"The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs or the United States government."