Where can I find out about the next Research Excellence Framework (REF)?


Outputs that were produced by the College between 1 January 2014 and 31 December 2020 were eligible for REF 2021. Outputs produced after this date will be eligible for the next Research Excellence Framework which is scheduled for 2027.


We are awaiting guidance for the post-2021 REF open access policy for outputs, and would currently advise anyone submitting a journal article or conference paper from 1 January 2021 to follow the REF 2021 open access policy guidance.

We will share information as soon as open access requirements for the post-2021 REF period are available.

If you have any questions regarding the next REF please contact your Faculty Web Officer or the open access team.

If you are funded by UKRI, Wellcome Trust, BHF, CRUK or NIHR, please consult our Research funders’ open access policies web pages.

  • Last Updated Sep 05, 2022
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  • Answered By Janet Corcoran

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