In order to be eligible for submission to REF2021, all journal articles and conference papers published in a journal must be deposited in an insitutional or subject-based repository (such as Worktribe) within 3 months of the date of acceptance for publication.
The author's accepted manuscript, or the published version, must be open access as soon as possible after the date of publication: no later than 12 months for REF Panels A&B (STEM) , and 24 months for Panels C&D (social sciences and humanities). This obligation came into force for articles accepted 1st April 2016 to date.
The work must be made available with an open licence, such as Creative Commons, and machine readable.
Research England has agreed a list of exceptions to the policy, where an author or institution is unable to meet the criteria for deposit or access to articles. At the University of Hull, Associate Deans for Research have oversight of the use of exceptions.
Institutions which demonstrate engagement with open access beyond the minimum specifications of the policy may be rewarded through their Research Environment score.
University of Hull authors with a Worktribe account can log in via the red button below. Information for new users and guides to Worktribe modules can be found in SharePoint.
This is a simplified representation of the process of depositing research output in Worktribe. Not every scenario is captured by this visualisation. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.