- Authors archive/deposit into the University Repository, Pearl, via Elements
- The version archived is normally the author's accepted manuscript
- Cost free route
- Access may be subject to a publisher embargo period - check that this complies with any funder requirements.
- This route meets most funder's policies and is the University of Plymouth and HEFCE REF preferred OA policy.
To make your publication green open access upload your accepted manuscript to Elements and we will do the rest.
REF2021 HEFCE will respect publisher embargo periods up to a maximum of 12 months (Panels A&B) or 24 months (Panels C&D).