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Open Access: OA Policy for REF

This guide is intended to provide advice on open access to researchers

Open Access for REF Eligibility

Open access is a requirement for REF eligibility, so if you have a journal article or conference paper accepted for publication you must deposit the accepted manuscript in Pure within three months of the date of acceptance.


Open Access Policy

  • Deposit the accepted manuscript version of all journal articles and conference papers in Pure no later than three months after the date of acceptance.

Three easy steps to achieve REF eligibility

Open Access Policy for REF - Video Guide