For all faculty supported by NIFA Capacity funds (virtually all research faculty in Davis College) acknowledging that support in publications is important. Even if grant funds covered most of the operational costs, salary support likely came from NIFA.
As part of that acknowledgement, the authors should request a West Virginia Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station Scientific Article Number for the publication and reference the support from NIFA in the acknowledgements.
This form contains the verbiage to use. Upon acceptance of a manuscript, please fill out this form and an Article number will be assigned.