Deposit in Spiral, Imperial's open access research repository, and be eligible for the next REF

Depositing your work in Spiral, Imperial’s repository, allows you to make journal articles and other research outputs open access and meets the requirements of the next Research Excellence Framework (REF). Only outputs that were produced by the College between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2020 are REF 2021 eligible. Outputs produced after this date will be eligible for the next REF which is scheduled for 2027.

Your publisher may only permit you to deposit the peer-reviewed pre-publication version of your article (not the final published version) so it is important that you keep a copy of this version.