Today, April 1st 2016, is not just about hilarious pranks but also marks the start of the HEFCE Research Excellence Framework (REF) Open Access policy. Your research will be available for anyone to read, increasing your impact and helping to change the world for the better.
From today all you need to do to ensure your journal articles and conference proceedings are eligible for the REF is:
- On acceptance create a basic record in ePrints Soton
- Include your DOI if known
- Upload your Accepted Manuscript (AM) OR send a copy of the AM with a link to your ePrints record to firstname.lastname@example.org
The library will add the correct publisher embargo and licence information, and update your ePrint record with the full journal reference including the publication date when this is available. Remember, we are here to help so please ask if you have any questions or would like advice.