Post-acceptance Checklist

yes-68480_1280This checklist is to help researchers whose article has been accepted for publication and is designed to help you make sure you’ve complied with the open access requirements for REF2021.



  • As soon as your article has been accepted for publication you need to Act on acceptance and deposit the final peer-reviewed manuscript in the University’s research repository. Use your normal University network details to login. If you have any questions, email
  • Send the evidence showing the date your work was accepted for publication to
  • Submit invoice for APC (if applicable).
  • Comply with funder and publisher embargoes
  • Check Creative Commons licence CC-BY
  • Comply with REF 2021 requirements
  • As soon as the article is published, check it has immediately been made open access on the publisher’s website