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Category: Open access

ACT on ACCEPTANCE: make the REF 2021

What is Act on Acceptance? From 1st April 2018, changes to HEFCE’s open access policy require researchers to submit their work to City Research Online within 3 months of acceptance to be eligible for the next REF. As soon as you know your research will be published in a peer-reviewed journal, or conference proceedings, Act…

Open Access

Open Access is about making research outputs freely available on the Internet at the point of access, as opposed to a traditional publishing model which places research published online behind a subscription or paywall. Open Access takes the results of research that has already been paid for and makes it freely available online. It includes…

Open access publishing

Open access (OA) refers to access to publications made available without constraints such as payment or passwords. Open access publication can mean different charging models sometimes called author pays. The costs are more often covered by the research funding body (such as Wellcome Trust) or the author’s institution. •Some journals are totally open access •Some…