This blog has been quietly laying dormant for a few years, despite our on-going open access activity and we've decided to re-awaken it to promote the work of the recently formed Ginger Group on Open Access here at the University of Bath.
The Ginger Group was convened by the ProViceChancellor - Research with the aim of ensuring the full text of all research outputs [from authors at Bath] are placed on Pure at the point of acceptance, in readiness for the HEFCE REF Open Access Policy starting on 1 April 2016. As noted on the HEFCE website,
"The policy states that, to be eligible for submission to the post-2014 REF, authors’ final peer-reviewed manuscripts must have been deposited in an institutional or subject repository on acceptance for publication. Deposited material should be discoverable, and free to read and download, for anyone with an internet connection.
The requirement applies only to journal articles and conference proceedings with an International Standard Serial Number. It will not apply to monographs, book chapters, other long-form publications, working papers, creative or practice-based research outputs, or data. The policy applies to research outputs accepted for publication after 1 April 2016."
We'll post more comments and updates here on the blog.