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For all other services, please see COVID-19: Library service information.
Open Access Guides & Mandate
Open Access publishing means making material such as journals and conference papers available online for free for everyone to access and re-use.
It is essential for anyone performing research to understand and undertake Open Access publishing as it is a requirement for submissions to the Reference Excellence Framework (REF) 2020 and frequently a requirement of research funders.
To find out more about Open Access, explore our Researcher Guide: Open Access
Reflecting the new policy for the next REF exercise, the University has implemented a mandate:
And the library has produced a supporting document on publication to sit alongside this mandate: