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What is the HEFCE policy on Open Access?

Answered By: Open Access Team
Last Updated: Aug 21, 2015     Views: 88

HEFCE have mandated green open access. The policy has two major parts:

  • a requirement to deposit final peer-reviewed manuscripts of journal articles and conference proceedings into an institutional repository or subject repository within three months of publication; and

  • a requirement that papers are made open access as soon as possible after publication and do not exceed the embargo limits (12 months REF Main Panels A & B; 24 months REF Main Panels C & D).

The policy will apply to all manuscripts accepted for publication from 1 April 2016. Click here for more information.

Need more help? Email our team at openaccess@qub.ac.uk or check out our Open Access LibGuide.

 

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