Open Access Policies: HEFCE

Open Access Policies: Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE)
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Publishing author should consider the following OA policies introduced by HEFCE (REF eligibility criteria), Funders and the University.

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HEFCE for REF2021
To meet eligibility criteria for the REF2021 submission, all peer reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings (with ISSN) accepted for publication after the 1st of April 2016 must be made open access.
HEFCE does not have a preferred OA option. The accepted version of manuscript should be deposited to repository within 3 months of acceptance date (3 months of publication date until 1st of April 2018).
In case of green OA, the embargo should not be longer than 12 months (for REF main panels A and B) or 24 months (for panels C and D).

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