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Open access roundup – November 2017

Each month, the Research Publications Team will aim to provide a roundup of open access and scholarly communications news. In addition, we’ll highlight any tips, tricks and tools we’ve come across that help to make disseminating, finding and using open access content easier. Here’s our roundup for…

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Open Access and ORCID in REF 2021: Update for Researchers

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has finalized their guidelines for research outputs for the next Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2021. For those unaware, the REF is a national exercise that aims to provide a measure of the quality of research across Higher Education Institutes in the…

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The Open Access Team’s Virtual Bookshelf

To showcase the wide array of Open Access books freely available online, and in the spirit of International Open Access Week, LSHTM’s team in the Library have put together, in true Waterstone’s style, a shelf each of their favourite selections of Open Access books and materials. These are…

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The growth of open access at LSHTM: not all open access is equal

LSHTM authors are increasingly choosing to publish their work open access. Looking at the open access profile of the School’s publications, almost 40% of research articles are published in fully open access journals, with the percentage of open access articles published in hybrid journals not increasing substantially since 2001. Costs, however, have increased and hybrid articles in 2017 on average around £700 more expensive than articles in fully open access journals. These costs may not be sustainable and in terms of immediate “value for money” at least, hybrid journals may not be the best option. Read more

Be selfish — let people read your work for free!

How publishing open access raises the profile of your research
We all know that we should be publishing open access. Sharing scientific information is good for science and good for humanity, facilitating progress and helping to distribute its fruits more widely and equitably. And if that doesn’t persuade you…

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Capturing the Open Access status of some of the year’s research from LSHTM

In the name of Open Access Week 2017, we have had a look at some of the research produced by LSHTM researchers over the past year to see whether the content of research that is featured in blog posts and news articles is available to everyone and anyone to read…

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OA Week Competition: Emoji Your OA Research

To help celebrate Open Access Week, we are running a competition to find the best emoji-based tweet about open access LSHTM research. To have a chance of winning a £25 Amazon.co.uk voucher, tweet a summary of your research only using emojis.

For example the following represents the…

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Open Access Week 2017

The International Open Access Week is held annually to celebrate and further promote the principles of the open access movement. Local events and online activities are organized by a variety of organizations, including universities, publishers and societies. This year’s theme is “Open in order to…”, which asks us to…

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Open access roundup – September 2017

Each month, the Research Publications Team will aim to provide a roundup of open access and scholarly communications news. In addition, we’ll highlight any tips, tricks and tools we’ve come across that help to make disseminating, finding and using open access content easier. Here’s our roundup for…

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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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