REF & Open Access
Updated 23 August 2016
In 2015 the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) announced its Policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). A key requirement of this policy is that all papers submitted to the post-2014 REF must have been deposited in an open access repository upon acceptance for publication.
In order to enable the School to prepare for the next REF, all researchers at the School have been asked to notify the Publications Team of newly-accepted papers to ensure deposit in LSHTM Research Online.
Please follow the simple guidance below immediately at the point that your paper has been accepted for publication. You co-operation is appreciated.
- Peer reviewed accepted manuscript
- Date of acceptance/acceptance email
- Embargo terms, if applicable
If you don't deposit within 3 months of acceptance your paper may not be eligible for submission to the REF. Please deposit your accepted manuscript now.
Which version of the manuscript do I send?
For further information contact the Library & Archives Service.
We have put together a presentation on how to deposit also
Check what manuscripts we have in your name:
Check what published articles we have in your name:
- General questions about the policy
- Other types of outputs
- Deposit requirements
- 'Deposit on acceptance' requirement and initial flexibility on deposit timings
- Discovery requirements
- Access requirements
- Extra credit in the REF environment
- Gold open access
- Audit and compliance
- Arrangements for the next REF