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Open Access and REF 2021


Schools, Departments and Colleges are advised to use the following presentation (available as a Powerpoint and in pdf format) when communicating Open Access requirements for REF 2021.

Advice document

This four page handout document covers some of the history of the REF Open Access policy and the key Open Access requirements that need to be met for REF 2021.

Flyers and posters

Printed copies of the 'Accepted for Publication?' flyer are available on request. If you would like Open Access flyers or posters to promote your REF 2021 activities please contact and we will deliver these to you via UMS.