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The lead author of each MTN publication is responsible for following the MTN publication guidelines and processes as described in the MTN Publication Policy (MTN MOP Section 20).


A few key steps in the MTN publication development process and the relevant MTN supporting materials/guidelines are provided below:



Develop a publication concept and submit it to the Protocol Publication Committee with a MTN Publication Concept Proposal Form.


Meet the publication timeline. For meeting abstracts and presentations, see an up-to-date Conference Abstract, Oral, and Poster Submission Timelines document.



Prepare a draft publication based on the approved publication concept:

Submit publication draft for all review/approval steps and revise accordingly:


Upon obtaining final approval from the Manucsript Review Committee, submit the approved publication to the target venue.



Upon acceptance/publication (for manuscripts) conduct necessary steps to ensure the publication will meet the NIH Public Access Policy.