Ulster Institutional Repository Open Access for REF
In July 2015 HEFCE finalised the 'Policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework'.
In short, the policy:-
- applies to journal articles and conference proceedings with an International Standard Serial Number accepted for publication after 1st April 2016;
- requires that "to be eligible for submission to the post-2014 REF, authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts must have been deposited in an institutional or subject repository as follows:
- Papers accepted for publication after 1st April 2016 will only be eligible for submission to REF2021 if authors have deposited their final peer reviewed manuscript in the UIR within three months of publication;
- Papers accepted for publication after 1st April 2017 must be deposited within three months of date of acceptance of publication.