Act on Acceptance (ORA)

When your paper has been accepted for publication, you need to do two things:

1. deposit the paper in ORA (via Symplectic) -- click here after reading these notes on configuring Symplectic and some current Symplectic bugs

    This is a HEFCE requirement for the next REF. Help with Symplectic is available from a PDF guide and a video, and further information on HEFCE requirements is available here.

The university has also provided a webpage with Symplectic FAQs here. In particular this includes help on:

a) I have Acted on Acceptance but recent articles are not appearing at the top of my list

b) How do I add a Date of Acceptance (DOA) to an already 'claimed' publication record?

There is also a university webpage with FAQs on Open Access and the next REF, including the definition of the Date of Acceptance.


2. deposit the underlying data in ORA-data -- click here

    This is an EPSRC requirement which has now become part of a more general university policy. Help is available from a (slightly out-of-date) PDF guide, and further information is available here.