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City Research Online and REF


Since 1st April 2016, it has been a HEFCE requirement to submit certain publications to an institutional repository in order for those publications to be eligible for the next REF. City's institutional repository is City Research Online (CRO). 

What publications are required to be submitted? 

  • Journal articles
  • Conference proceedings with an ISSN

When are they required to be submitted? 

  • Within three months of the date of publication (this will change to within three months of the acceptance date from 1st April 2018)

What version is required to be submitted? 

How to submit a publication? 


The full policy can be viewed using the link below.