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The Open Access Team together with the School, Departmental and Faculty libraries are working together to provide support to UoA chairs and administrators in preparation for REF 2021.

For each REF submission, three distinct elements are assessed:  the quality of outputs (e.g. publications, performances, and exhibitions), their impact beyond academia, and the environment that supports research.  The REF Open Access Policy requires certain outputs (journal articles and conference proceedings published with an ISSN) to be made open access, in order to be eligible for submission.  

Open Access Team

For enquiries about open access please contact the Open Access Team directly:


Phone: 01223 7 65740

Our standard office hours are 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday.