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1.0. Introduction to CHAPTER ONE

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(OA; OA and IRs; REF context & requirementss; RGU BG OA)


OA and IRs

REF context & requirementss

RGU background re OA

Given the unprecedented crescendo of the role of open access to research materials in over 15 years since the Budapest Open Access Initiative (BOAI), one of the most prominent trends in the scholarly communication landscape is the proliferation of institutional repositories as a vehicle for disseminating research output freely and openly, in parallel to the traditional avenue of journal publishing, which industry has also largely embraced the practice of OA.

The latest UK regulation in force is the REF3 2021 open access policy which, aligned with European regulations, requires that articles accepted for publication must be deposited in OA institutional repositories. The level to which HEIs comply with this regulation will be rewarded in both funding and prestige by ranking level. Robert Gordon University has issued a mandate shortly post REF 2014, requiring deposition into the IR - a policy which is gaining momentum in 2018, in preparation for the next review. 

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