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HEFCE policy for open access in the REF: are you complying?

Open access and REF

HEFCE policy requires that all journal articles and conference proceedings accepted for publication after 1st April 2016 must be deposited in a repository within 3 months of acceptance to be eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF).

To comply, Reading researchers must: 

Deposit the author’s final manuscript in CentAUR at the point of acceptance for publication (no later than 3 months after the acceptance date). This is the accepted manuscript, not the final manuscript as it appears in press. 

If you’re unable to do this, please contact our CentAUR team urgently for advice. Additional information for Reading researchers is available on the Opern Access information page and the attached poster

Contact Alison Sutton for more.

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