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New policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework

HEFCE and the other three UK funding bodies have published details of a new policy for open access relating to future research assessments after the current 2014 REF: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarchive/2014/news86805.html .

All peer-reviewed manuscripts (journal articles and conference proceedings) must be deposited in an institutional or subject repository on acceptance for publication (accepted after 1 April 2016), must be discoverable straight away by anyone with a search engine and must be accessible for anyone to read and download once any embargo period has elapsed.