Open Access Policies: University of Leicester and HEFCE OA policies

The digest of HEFCE, funders and the university's Open Access requirements
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Publishing author should consider the following OA policies introduced by HEFCE (REF eligibility criteria), Funders and the University.

University of Leicester OA policy - Hide content
University of Leicester
The open access policy applies to all peer reviewed articles and conference proceedings. There is no preferential open access option, both green and gold satisfy the requirements. There is no central, institutional fund available to cover the fees associated with gold option. Such funding is only available for RCUK or COAF funded research.
In order to comply with the University’s policy authors need to deposit the Author’s accepted manuscript (also known as post print) within three months from acceptance date using IRIS system
Full details of the University’s OA policy can be found at: http://www2.le.ac.uk/library/downloads/open-access/open-access-policy
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HEFCE - Hide content
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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