Open Access is about making research outputs freely available online with reduced restrictions on use and re-use. Open access benefits researchers by helping them maximise the dissemination of their own research. It also means that the published outputs of research are available to anyone who wishes to read them.
REF Open Access requirements
To be eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) your journal articles and conference papers need to be deposited into PURE. See Deposit your research and Open Access and the REF for more information.
What is Open Access?
University Policy on the Publication of Research
Meeting REF OA requirements
Paying for Open Access
Meeting funder OA requirements
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