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REF 2021 key information

How to comply with REF 2021 

From 1 April 2018 the REF 2021 Open Access policy will require that Leeds Beckett researchers deposit their final accepted version of journal articles and conference proceedings with an ISSN in Symplectic (in order to be saved in the Leeds Beckett Repository) as soon after the point of acceptance as possible, and no later than three months after the date of acceptance.

Types of publication this applies to:

  • The requirement applies only to journal articles and conference proceedings with an International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) 
  • It will not apply to monographs, book chapters, other long-form publications, working papers, creative or practice-based research outputs, or data (although you are still encouraged to deposit these in the Repository)

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