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Research publications - Open Access

Accepted for publication? Submit your article to Open Access @Cambridge

Open access makes published research freely available to people without a journal subscription. The HEFCE policy for open access in the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework states that to be eligible for the next REF, authors' final peer-reviewed manuscripts must have been deposited in an institutional or subject repository on acceptance for publication.

When your manuscript is accepted for publication, upload it to and we'll make your work eligible for the next REF.

Self archiving

New HEFCE policy requires peer-reviewed articles and conference proceedings to be available through an institutional repository, when they are accepted for publication, to be eligible for the next REF.

More information

For information about the copyright implications of self archiving, see SHERPA: Securing a Hybrid Environment for Research Preservation and Access.
This includes Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving.

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