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REF key information

The next Research Excellence Framework will be REF 2029. Initial decisions have been published and consultations on People, Culture and Environment and Open Access are ongoing. Results from the consultations are expected before the end of 2024 and full guidance is expected to be published in 2025. (REF timetable)

Until a new policy is announced, REF 2021 rules apply. Continue to deposit author accepted manuscripts of journal articles and conference proceedings with an ISSN in Symplectic within three months of acceptance. 

The Research Services team process these records and make outputs available Open Access in the Leeds Beckett Repository, within publisher rules.