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REF Open Access Status

REF Open Access Status

Interpret the meaning of the Open Access status in MyImpact.

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MyImpact Status Messages

Publications in MyImpact are assessed against the open access requirements for REF and given an eligiblity status as below. Further guidance is available in the MyImpact Training and User Guides

StatusWhat this meansWhat the lead author should do
Eligible Publication meets REF OA requirements No further action required from authors. 
Deposit Pending Full text required within 'x' days Upload accepted manuscript within 'x' days. 
Acceptance Deposit Missed Full text can still be uploaded within 'x' days of publication Upload accepted manuscript within 'x' days.
Deposit awaiting check Full text uploaded and in our queue for processing No further action required from authors. 
Deposit Fail Full text not uploaded within required timescale Apply for a REF OA Exception via MyImpact. 
Embargo Pending Full text processed, but awaiting publication to confirm embargo dates No further action required from authors. 
Embargo Fail Embargo period exceeds allowed maximum

Apply for a REF OA Exception via MyImpact.

Authors in HASS whose publication has an embargo of up to 24 months do not need to apply for an exception as this will be applied automatically. 
Access Pending Full text processed, but not yet open access in ePrints No further action required from authors. 
Access Fail Publication does not meet access requirements No further action required from authors. Faculty research managers will be contacted regarding this status. 
Not Applicable Published outside current REF period No further action required from authors 
Not Published Article is 'In Preparation' or 'Submitted' Change status to 'In Press' or 'Published' when known