Research England open-access requirements for the REF

Guidance on Research England's policy.

The Research England open access policy requires that all journal articles and conference proceedings (with an ISSN) submitted to the next Research Excellence Framework (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, download a quick guide (PDF) on how to meet Research England requirements using the UWE Bristol Repository

We are awaiting confirmation of future REF requirements and will update this webpage accordingly.