Open Access : 91 days or 92 days? (seeking thoughts)

Hi all


In our current OA monitor guidance, we advise UK institutions to set a deposit deadline of 91 days (see https://support.symplectic.co.uk/support/solutions/articles/6000050172).


The recently published REF2021 Audit guidance states in para 46(a)(iv):


"Using Jisc CORE, comparing the datePublished and depositedDate and identifying where the number of days between the two dates is greater than 92".


Given this, should we update our guidance to advise a deposit deadline of 92 days?  Keeping the deposit deadline at 91 days looks like it will overstate non-compliance?


Seeking the community's thoughts :)


Thanks!


Manya

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We switched to using months rather than days for our deposit deadline to account for this 90/91/92 days thing, assuming that that is within the spirit of the REF policy.


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