What is the Open Access (OA) policy for REF 2021?

From 1 April 2018 the REF 2021 Open Access policy requires outputs to be deposited in an institutional repository as soon after the point of acceptance as possible, and no later than three months after this date. This is Green Open Access.

If you have published via the Gold Open Access route (where an Article Processing Charge has been paid to make your publication immediately available to read for free on the journal website), then you should still update the record and upload the published version to Symplectic as soon as it becomes available.

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