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Welcome to your Research Services support pages

Welcome to the Leeds Beckett Library web pages for Research Services in the Library.

Here you will find information about resources, keeping up-to-date and managing information, and how the Library can support your research.

Your Research Services team can help you with:

  • Symplectic
  • Open Access (OA)
  • Your staff profile
  • Article Processing Charges (APCs)
  • Research Excellence Framework (REF)
  • ORCiD
  • Research Data Management (RDM)
  • Promoting and disseminating your research
  • Measuring impact

As well as these online support pages, videos and help guides, we offer a wide range of training and are happy to meet with you for a one-on-one chat, a more formal training presentation or workshop, or a group session with you and your colleagues. 

Your Academic Librarian can help you with:

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)

HR Excellence in Research

Leeds Beckett University has received the European Commission HR Excellence in Research award, in recognition of its continued commitment to the career development and management of its research staff.

Meet the Research Services team

Amy Campbell, Jennifer Bayjoo & Lucy Clark

Academic Support Librarians

Contact us

0113 812 4731

openaccess@leedsbeckett.ac.uk

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