Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.


1. Eligibility period
  • To be eligible, research outputs need to have been published between 1 Jan 2014 and 31 Dec 2020. 
2. Open Access (concerning journals and conference papers only)
  • Your final peer-reviewed journal article or conference paper (with ISSN) must have been deposited in ORA (via Symplectic) within three months of receiving a notice of acceptance. In other words, 'Act on Acceptance'.
  • Act on Acceptance applies to all journal articles and conference papers (with an ISSN) accepted for publication since 1 April 2016. It does not apply to monographs, book chapters, other long-form publications, working papers, creative or practice-based research outputs, or data. Nor does the policy apply to those particular output types that are delivered confidentially for security or commercial reasons.
  • Acknowledging that this is not always possible, an exception will apply from 1 April 2018 stating that an output is eligible if it is deposited up to three months after the publication date. Please note, each late deposit requires a written justification and should not therefore be considered an option other than in exceptional circumstances. 
  • If you do not meet this deadline, your research will be ineligible. So please do Act on Acceptance
  • More details Open Access FAQs can be found here.