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COAF Block Grant – August Update

Researchers funded by COAF partner charities other than Wellcome Trust:

Please note that due to high demand, our block grant funding for several COAF partner charities has been depleted as of mid-August 2017. The charities include: Arthritis Research UK, Bloodwise, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Parkinson’s…

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Request-a-Copy Button and Copyright Law

‘Request-a-copy’ Button
The School’s repository, Research Online, includes items that are open access, meaning they are freely available online, or closed access, meaning that they are not freely available online for a certain period of time or forever. If the article you wish to consult is one…

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How to make sure the journal you choose will comply with your funder requirements…and so make sure they pay!

A vitally important question, this one. The Wellcome Trust (who last year gave us £208,038 for open access publishing charges) have announced that they will not be paying charges for publications which fail to meet their requirements.

has done the legwork so you don’t have to.

 

Just…

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Download statistics on Research Online

Where are our downloads from on LSHTM Research Online?

Ever wondered who’s reading the documents we have squirrelled away in Research Online? Pop along to http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/cgi/stats/report/ and get your hands on information that might surprise you.

For example, who’d’ve thought that in the last year, two downloads, not one…

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Finding similar articles via LSHTM Research Online

Read it, loved it, but want more similar works? Researchers can now find related articles to the one they are reading but also ones held in the School’s Open Access research repository– the CORE Recommender is here.

CORE is a service that facilitates the access and navigation to millions…

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Research data repositories suitable for LSHTM researchers

Publishing data to accompany your journal articles

Data sharing can help you to increase the impact of your research. Studies by Piwowar, Day and Fridsma (2007) and Piwowar and Vision (2013) have found that journal articles with accompanying data receive more citations in comparison to those with no accompanying data, and that data is often used in new research, leading to the original creators being cited in data reuse papers. In this blog post I’ll discuss how you can publish resources - data, processing scripts, code and other material – with journals and digital repositories, and consider new opportunities offered by data journals. Read more

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Every Open Access Thesis at LSHTM now has a DOI

With Open Access (OA) availability bringing the School’s research to an increasingly wide audience, it’s important that we have a way to keep track of the impact that our researchers’ work is having. As part of that effort, we’ve recently completed a project to coin DOIs (Digital…

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DOI 101

What is a DOI?

A Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is an alphanumeric string that is assigned to content in order to identify it and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. This link is functional even if the URLs or services change over time and the resource…

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‘Request a copy’ function is live

LSHTM Research Online is the freely accessible online database of research conducted by staff from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Where possible we provide access to the full text of research articles, where we are unable to provide the full text we will hold the bibliographical information and provide links to where the full text can be accessed. But currently only 29 percent of our content is full-text or has a file attached to it (that's 9055 items out of 30,000) so there is a lot of research publications that are just bibliographic records. However, researchers can now share their papers via the 'Request a copy' function in our repository which allows users who wish to access the paper to request it from a named researcher in the School. How does this work? Read more

B0009902 Nervous system in a fruit fly larva, serial section TEM
Credit: Albert Cardona, HHMI Janelia Research Campus. Wellcome Images
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Reconstruction of part of the nervous system in a fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) larva. Neural circuits were digitally reconstructed from serial section transmission electron micrographs through an abdominal segment of the nervous system. This image shows a lateral view of neurones and neuronal synapses in the neuropil (area in the grey matter of the central nervous system where neurones form connections with each other) of a segment of the nerve cord. A single axon from a sensory neurone that senses vibration (a chordotonal) is visible in yellow. Each coloured line belongs to the skeletonised representation of a neuronal branch (arbor). The points of contact between two neurones, the synapses, are shown in solid blue (input side) and solid red (output side). The transparent orange spheres represent labelled points of interest on the skeletons of the neurones, such as the presence of mitochondria and other features. Horizontal width of image is approximately 15 micrometres.
Transmission electron micrograph
2013 Published:  - 

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LSHTM Research Online – 2015 in numbers

2015 has been a very successful year for LSHTM Research, not only have we substantially increased the number of records we hold and the number downloads we have received we have also obtained new types of research for the repository as well. Read more