Post REF 2021 open access policy
Frequently asked questions
How do I make my work eligible for post REF 2021 open access policy?
We are awaiting guidance for the post-2021 REF open access policy for outputs, and would currently advise anyone submitting a journal article or conference paper from 1 January 2021 to follow the REF 2021 open access policy guidance. As soon as open access requirements for the post-2021 REF period are available, information will be shared. If you are funded by UKRI, Wellcome Trust, BHF, CRUK and/or NIHR, please consult our pages on Research funders’ open access policies. Please note outputs that were produced by the College between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2020 were eligible for REF 2021. Outputs produced after this date will be eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework which is scheduled for 2027.