Research England open-access requirements for REF 2021
Guidance on Research England's policy.
The Research England (formerly HEFCE) open access policy requires that all journal articles and conference proceedings (with an ISSN) submitted to the next REF are deposited in a repository within three months of acceptance.
It is therefore essential that staff deposit their final peer-reviewed manuscripts in the UWE Bristol Repository on acceptance.
For more information on Research England policy: