Institutional and REF Open Access requirements

The four UK Funding Councils (including SFC, and led by Research England) have introduced an Open Access Policy for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). In order to be eligible for REF2021, the policy requires articles and conference proceedings to be deposited in an institutional repository when they are accepted for publication. St Andrews has embedded the policy as an institutional requirement.

See: more about REF2021 OA Policy and the Policy document

Make sure your work can meet REF requirements by entering the details of your publications into Pure and at the same time uploading your Accepted Manuscript in Pure. 

See: What do I need to do?

The Open Access team will continue to advise on other funders’ policies and to pay eligible Open Access costs for UKRI and Wellcome Trust-funded papers.

Contact: [email protected]