Act on Acceptance reaches 1,250 deposits

The Act on Acceptance programme was launched on 1 October 2015. This programme is a mechanism allowing Oxford researchers to comply with the new mandated Open Access requirements set out by HEFCE for the next REF.

These requirements, which ask for a copy of the accepted manuscript to be deposited into an Institutional Repository within three months of acceptance, come into force on 1 April 2016. Launching on 1 October will allow all researchers to become familiar with the process before the requirements come into effect.

The programme includes the Open Access team, Research Services, Symplectic Elements and ORA. To date we have had over 1,250 deposits, and the rate of deposits continues to climb.

ORA currently receives at least 30 deposits a day via Symplectic Elements. Follow how we’re going on Twitter with the “#actonacceptance” hashtag.




—Sarah Barkla

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