Research and the REF

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Steps to take to ensure your published journal article is elgible for the Research Excellence Framework

Research and the REF

Researcher based in a UK higher education institution?

Publishing your research in a journal?

Want your published work to be eligible for the next

Research Excellence Framework? *


From April 1st 2016, you need to deposit journal articles in a repository

as soon after acceptance as possible, and no later than three months

after you received the acceptance letter or e-mail from the journal.

Follow these steps to make sure any article published in

a Taylor & Francis, Cogent OA or Routledge journal meets

these requirements and is eligible for the next REF:

Choose

journal

Check journal

is compliant with

Higher Education

Funding Council for

England (HEFCE)

OA policy via

SHERPA REF

Submit

your

paper


Peer

review


Check your

institution’s

policy

Speak to your

librarian

or repository

manager


Deposit

your Accepted

Manuscript (AM)

in a repository

as either:

Chosen to

publish in a

subscription

journal?

(Green OA)

AM: Your paper after peer review,

when it has been revised and

accepted for publication by the

journal editor.

Open deposit

You post your AM to a

repository so that it is freely

available for anyone to access.

All authors are required to

respect the relevant embargo

periods before making AMs

available as an open deposit.

Check the embargo period on

Taylor & Francis journals here.

Your paper

is accepted

ACT NOW:

your deposit

options



Chosen

Gold Open

Access

(OA)

Yes


Deposit

Version of

Record (VoR)

in your

institutional

repository

© 2016 Taylor & Francis Group CC BY-NC

Closed deposit

You post your AM to a

repository so that it is freely

available for anyone to

access. You (or repository

staff) can make this an open

deposit after the relevant

embargo period has passed.

AMs can be posted at any

point to repositories as

closed deposits.

You’re

compliant


VoR: The final,

definitive, citable

version of your

paper, which has

been copyedited,

typeset, had

metadata applied,

and has been

allocated a DOI

(Digital Object

Identifier). This is

the version

published on Taylor

& Francis Online.

* Research Excellence Framework

(REF): the system for assessing the

quality of research in UK higher

education institutions.

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