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Open Access Publishing: Are You REF Compliant?

From April 2016 the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) requires that, for journal articles and conference papers to be eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF), they must be deposited in a repository. To be REF compliant, accepted manuscripts should be deposited in a college-based repository within three months of the date of acceptance for publication. Use this workflow to ensure your work meets the requirements of your funders and the post-2014 REF..For more information download Imperial’s Open Access Guide.For more help contact the Library Open Access team.


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