An update on Open Access

A recent report from HEFCE states that in order to be eligible for the post-2014 REF, authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts must have been deposited in an institutional or subject repository on acceptance for publication, and must be discoverable (and free to read) by anyone with an internet connection.

The requirement applies only to journal articles and conference proceedings with an International Standard Serial Number. It will not apply to monographs, book chapters, other long-form publications, working papers, creative or practice-based research outputs, or data.  Although the policy applies to research outputs accepted for publication after 1 April 2016, it is strongly advised to implement the policy now.

For more details, please see the full report here.

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Festival of Graduate Research – Tuesday 8 April 2014

The Festival is first and foremost for the postgraduate researchers across the College giving them an opportunity to showcase their research and aimed at enthusing them to follow a research career.  Secondly, it is for everyone to get to know what is happening in the College – it will be a good networking event. Other highlights will be the session on ‘my career in research’ with early career researchers presenting their work and an overview of their career path to date.

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