HEFCE’s Open Access Policy for the REF applies to papers accepted from the 1st April 2016. Researchers are required to make their journal articles and conference proceedings (with an ISSN) open access in order to be eligible for REF submission.
To help you comply, we’ve created the following step by step checklist.
1. Create a Pure record and fill in your publication details.
3. Upload the accepted manuscript within 3 months of publication.
4. Add a DOI (digital object identifier) if your paper has one.