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Research Publishing (Open Access)

Open access compliance and REF 2021

Research Excellence Framework 2021


For more information on REF please see the UHI Sharepoint page: REF information (

Tools to help you meet OA requirements


"Sherpa Romeo is an online resource that aggregates and presents publisher and journal open access policies from around the world. Every registered publisher or journal held in Romeo is carefully reviewed and analysed by our specialist team who provide summaries of self-archiving permissions and conditions of rights given to authors on a journal-by-journal basis where possible".


"Sherpa Juliet enables researchers and librarians to see funders' conditions for open access publication.

Sherpa Juliet is a searchable database and single focal point of up-to-date information concerning research funders' policies and their requirements on open access, publication and data archiving."

Both resources are taken from the JISC Website and are licensed under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0