REF after 2021?
The Future Research Assessment Programme aims to explore possible approaches to the assessment of UK higher education research performance and is expected to conclude towards the end of 2022.
The REF (Research Excellence Framework) was a research assessment to secure the continuation of a world-class, dynamic and responsive research base across the full academic spectrum within UK higher education.
REF2021 open access policy stated that, to be eligible for submission to the REF2021, authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts (journal articles and conference proceedings) must have been deposited in an institutional or subject repository on acceptance for publication. This policy applied to research outputs accepted for publication after 1 April 2016, and is expected to continue post-REF2021 although details of the future research assessment programme are under discussion.
The three purposes of the REF:
Ensure your journal articles and conference proceedings are eligible for submission to the next research excellence exercise:
Please visit the REF website for more information. https://www.ref.ac.uk/about/what-is-the-ref/
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