About the Repository

The LondonMet Repository serves London Metropolitan University as the open access repository for the institution’s research output created by staff and research students.

Digital versions of research papers are made available to anyone who wishes to access them and can be read and cited by all.

The LondonMet Repository uses the EPrints platform and allows staff to follow a self-archiving mechanism.

REF 2021 - HEFCE Policy

To be eligible for submission to the REF 2021 the author accepted manuscript must have been deposited in an open access repository. The policy applies to journal articles and conference proceedings with an ISSN and does not apply to book chapters, monographs, working papers or other forms of output.


From 1st April 2016 the REF 2021 Open access policy will require outputs to be deposited as soon after the point of acceptance as possible, and no later than three months after this date.

A deposit exception will become active from 1st April 2018 to allow outputs unable to meet this deposit timescale to remain compliant if they are deposited up to three months after the date of publication. This exception will remain in place for the remainder of the REF 2021 publication period.

Here is the homepage for REF 2021

The University’s policy on Open Access is described here

The benefits of adding research to the LondonMet Repository