HEFCE Policy on Open Access for the REF


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A reminder that the HEFCE Policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework is available for download through this link: https://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2014/201407/

This document sets out the details of a requirement that certain research outputs should be made open-access to be eligible for submission to the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). This requirement will apply to journal articles and conference proceedings accepted for publication after 1 April 2016.

The document explains clearly what types of research outputs are excluded from the policy, the rules on embargo periods, allowed exceptions to the policy, and suggested licences.

via 2014/07 – Higher Education Funding Council for England.