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 had an account automatically created. If you have problems* logging on, email

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

*If you get a 404 error, click Home > Deposit your work from the error page and this should fix it.