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About the Navy Medicine Authored Works Process

Authored Works are defined as official products that will be released outside of the author's command through publication, or presentation in a public forum.

Navy Medical Department personnel are encouraged to submit Authored Works  for publication and presentation. Authored W​orks encourage the exchange of information, promotes professional growth, and the professional standing of Navy personnel and the Navy Medical Department. All Navy medical personnel wishing to publish and present their Authored Work must, however, ensure that it gets reviewed and cleared for release per BUMED Instruction 5721.3E.  Please see guidance on page and facts below.  

  • Authored Works includes: journal articles, abstracts, manuscripts, case reports, first-person narratives or blog (or vlog) submissions, oral or written presentations, panel presentations, books and book chapters, posters and graphics, newsletters (with intent to release to members of the general public), stakeholder or technical reports (that will be released outside of the command), podcasts, pre-recorded video, or any other form of written or oral presentation prepared for release in the author's official capacity. ​​
  • All Navy Medicine Authored Works (i.e., presentations, articles, podcasts.) must be reviewed and cleared before their release.   
  • BUMEDINST 5721.3E and BUMEDNOTE 5700 provide guidance on who reviews and what echelon Authored Works is reviewed at. 
  • Corresponding or lead author manages the process and ensures Authored Work is reviewed and cleared. 
  • Clearance level is based on topic and where corresponding author is assigned.  In many cases Ech 3 and 4 commands can clear Authored Work. 
  • All AW being submitted for review must come with clearance form. 
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Authored Works Guidance

BUMED Notice 5700 - Sensitive Topics 
BUMED Instruction 5721.3E - Approval Process for Public Release of Information
NAVMED Form 5721 - Clearance Form
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