The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has commissioned the Centre for Research Communications (CRC) to develop a new service to support authors and institutions in meeting the new open access (OA) requirements of the post-2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). The new service, called SHERPA/REF, will build on the current portfolio of SHERPA services and it will help authors and institutions ascertain whether a journal allows them to comply with the REF policy, and what to do when it does not.

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