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City Research Online and REF


It is the UK higher education funding bodies' requirement to submit certain publications, accepted for publication on or after 1st April 2016, to an institutional repository in order for those publications to be eligible for the REF2021. 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 acceptance 

What version is required to be submitted? 

  • Usually, the Author's Accepted Manuscript (AAM)

How to submit a publication?