IS research support



REF Assisted Deposit

This service for researchers, available until December 2020, aims to maximise visibility and citations for your research outputs and to give you confidence that they will meet the requirements of the REF.

We'll upload the following publications to KAR for you:

  • journal articles
  • published conference papers.

The deadline for including items in the REF can be very short, so please send your item as soon as possible after acceptance by the publisher.

Send us your publication

Use this short online form.

We need the post-peer-review version, also called author accepted manuscript (pdf).

What happens next

We'll prioritise requests by acceptance date. We aim to upload all items within 5 working days.

We may need to email you if we need any extra information that we can't get from the publisher website.

Other types of publication

You should still enter other types of publication into KAR yourself, to give them the best chance to be included in the REF.

Need help or want to know more?

Please email


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Last Updated: 11/01/2019