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