Compliance for REF Panels A & B

Title
Swarm and Evolutionary Computation
ISSN
2210-6502
Publisher
Elsevier
This journal is REF compliant

To ensure compliance with the OA requirements for REF, you must satisfy the following requirements:

1: Discovery Requirement

Put bibliographic details of your article in a repository within 3 months of acceptance, making these open to view.

2: Deposit Requirement

Deposit the full text of the Accepted Version of your article in an Institutional Repository or a Subject Repository within 3 months of acceptance, with restricted access.

3: Access Requirement

Make it open access: this journal has a 12 month embargo period when you comply in this way. You must make the full text of your article open access in an Institutional Repository or a Subject Repository immediately after this embargo period ends.

Other Options

Alternatively, this journal is compliant through the following route:

1: Discovery Requirement

By choosing this journal's OA publishing option, the requirement to put bibliographic details of your article in a repository within 3 months of acceptance is waived, although it is still recommended.

2: Deposit Requirement

By choosing this journal's OA Publishing option, the requirement for deposit of the full text of your article in an acceptable repository within three months of acceptance is waived, but deposit in your institutional repository is still recommended.

3: Access Requirement

This journal offers a paid open access publication option. An exception to the REF policy allows you to use this option to be compliant, although open access in a repository is the preferred policy route. Your institution may have funds available for you to choose this option: see your institutional OA contact for further information.