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REF 2021: Guidance Released

This afternoon HEFCE released the decisions on staff and outputs for REF 2021. Our very own Ruth Hattam was digesting the details over lunch and has come up with a useful bitesize summary. If that’s not enough REF for you you can always read the full thing (it’s only 19 pages):,2021/downloads/REF%202017_04%20Decisions.pdf All staff with significant…

Open Access Week: A Fistful of Webinars

Did you know that Open Access Week is fast approaching? Dr. Tony Ross-Hellauer, Scientific Manager of the EU-funded OpenAIRE project, writes about some of the events taking place online to celebrate and support researchers and administrators: “For this year’s 9th International Open Access Week, OpenAIRE has scheduled a full week of webinars on various exciting Open…

Open Access Good Practice at Northumbria

We’ve just published an update on our Open Access Good Practice blog about our work over the past 6 months on our Jisc-funded Pathfinder project. The update includes details of case studies of OA in three UK HEIs, a cost modelling tool, and a decision-making tool for academic staff: Since the last update in March, we’ve…

David Young

A guide to open access monograph publishing for arts, humanities and social science researchers has been released as part of the OAPEN-UK project. The guide aims to help researchers to understand the opportunities and challenges associated with publishing a scholarly monograph in open access. It is freely available online and free print copies are available to order:


David Young

Research Councils UK have this week released their response to the Burgess review of the RCUK Open Access policy implementation. Rick Rylance, Chair of RCUK Executive Group, confirmed that they accept and will implement all of the recommendations, including the formation of a Practitioner Group, making ORCID a requirement, and a review of the algorithm to apportion OA block grant.