Open access and REF 2021: an important deadline for researchers | University of Nottingham – Campus News
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"Dear colleagues, I would like to remind you of an important deadline for the deposit of journal articles and conference proceedings in order to make them open access and eligible for REF 2021. To be eligible for REF 2021, your journal articles and conference proceedings must be deposited with Nottingham Eprints, our institutional repository, within three months of acceptance of the manuscript. HEFCE has allowed a concession for papers to be deposited within 3 months of publication but only until 31 March 2018 – so this is your last chance to make these open access otherwise they may not be eligible for REF 2021. If you wish to take advantage of the concession that a deposit is made within three months of publication, please do so by 31 March. From 1 April, deposits made within three months of publication will only be eligible for REF 2021 if they are accompanied by a “deposit exception”, detailing why the papers could not be deposited and made open access with three months of acceptance...."