Open Access requirements

HEFCE has a new policy for Open Access in the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). The new policy requires peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings to be available through an institutional repository, when they are accepted for publication, in order to be eligible for the next REF.

Make sure your work can meet REF requirements by uploading your Accepted Manuscript* in Pure. *This is your full text version of the manuscript after peer review and including any final changes, but before publisher typesetting or copy-editing by the publisher. Please do not upload final publisher versions, or typeset proofs.

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Log in to Pure and upload your paper as soon as it is accepted – the library will take care of the rest.

The Library will continue to advise on other funders’ policies and to pay eligible Open Access costs for RCUK and Wellcome Trust-funded papers. Contact open-access-support@st-andrews.ac.uk