Publication Standards: Acknowledgement and Charging

June 29, 2021

Dear Researcher,

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of correctly acknowledging support in resulting publications and accurately charging publication costs to the related sponsored projects.

Acknowledgement of Support

Sponsors normally require acknowledgement of their support in all publications disseminating project results and often have requirements on how the acknowledgement must read. In some cases, the specific language is incorporated in the terms and conditions of the award and will supercede more generic language provided by the sponsor. Please ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of your award so sponsor support can be acknowledged correctly in the publication. This must be done at the time a manuscript/paper is submitted to ensure compliance with any sponsor requirements.


Publication costs must be allocated across all active Yale awards cited in the publication on the assumption that the cited awards contributed to and benefitted from the publication. If the publication cost benefits more than one sponsored project, the cost must be allocated to each project based on the proportional benefit to each. Please note, it is very important that only those grants or contracts that directly contributed to the research reported in the publication be cited. Copies of the acknowledgement should be provided as documentation when requesting payment of publication costs.

If there are any questions, please Lisa Mosley, Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Projects,; 203-785-3680.


Pamela S. Caudill
Senior Associate Provost for Research Administration
Office of Research Administration
Yale University
25 Science Park, 150 Munson St, Room 322
P.O. Box 208327
New Haven CT 06520-8327
203-785-3012 (Office)
203-785-3510 (Fax)