Act on Acceptance starts here

Academics and researchers: when you’ve had a paper accepted for publication, please Act on Acceptance – deposit the accepted manuscript (the final peer-reviewed version) into our repository ORA within 3 months of acceptance.

Journal articles and conference papers (in publications with an ISSN) accepted for publication from 1 April 2016 onwards must be deposited in order to be eligible for the next REF.

Click the green button below to Deposit your Work

  • PDF guide to deposit is available here.
  • See our 2 minute video guide to deposit here.

The green button takes you to Symplectic Elements (Single Sign-On access). All academics and researchers should have an account automatically created, but if an account hasn’t been set up for you, please fill in a Symplectic new user request form. If you have problems logging on, email the Symplectic team at symplectic@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Not sure what ‘Act on Acceptance’ means? Find out more about REF 2021 open access policy.