In some cases it will not be possible for a publication within the scope of the policy to meet the requirements set out by the policy. These exemptions are listed below and need to be recorded and submitted to REF 2021.
In some cases it will be possible to deposit publication output as set out by the policy but it won't be possible to make the full text openly accessible. In these cases, the publication outputs still need to be deposited in CRO. Access exceptions apply in the following cases.
In the following cases the publishers must have been identified as the most appropriate ones for the research outputs
Exeptions permissible where outputs were not deposited within 3 months of acceptance.
There will be publications identified by the system as within the scope of the Open Access policy for the REF 2021 which will not be put towards REF 2021.
These can be, but are not limited to: