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Upload your accepted manuscript

Your journal article or conference proceeding is accepted for publication

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Accepted for Publication - Deposit your work

Choose your output type and complete the Essential Information (Title, Authors, Journal, Date of acceptance) 


Upload your final accepted manuscript as a PDF (or Word document), choose Accepted version as File version:

Click  to complete the process

The Research Services Team will check publisher policies and make your paper available via the Leeds Beckett Repository at the right time

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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Meet the Research Services team

Amy Campbell, Jennifer Bayjoo & Lucy Clark

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0113 812 4731

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