Will I have to make my articles openly accessible to be entered for the next REF?
Research England have announced that peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers accepted for publication on or after 1 April 2016 will only be eligible for submission for the next REF if they are openly accessible online through the Green route. Papers published between 2014 and 1 April 2016 will be eligible however they have been published. NB! UKRI and Wellcome Trust funded research will still need to be made openly accessible on publication during this period regardless of whether they are submitted for consideration in the post-2014 REF or not. Other forms of research outputs such as monographs, books, book chapters, catalogues, manuals and non-printed material are not subject to these Open Access requirements.