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Plan-S and the 2020 Wellcome Trust Open Access Policy

The Wellcome Trust last week confirmed its new open access policy, which will come into force for research articles submitted to journals after the 1st of January 2020. The current Wellcome open access policy continues until then but this policy is worth bearing in mind for future publication plans and…

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Choosing a book

Can’t find the resource you’re looking for?

Sometimes when you are searching for information, you might find that the Library at LSHTM doesn’t have the item you are looking for. If this happens to you, don’t give up – there are a number of other options you can try:

Look for an Open Access version:

Try…

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Open Access October

While International Open Access Week is normally held in universities across the world during the last full week of October, this year the Research Publications Team will be running a series of events and workshops throughout October. October should therefore be known as OActober…

Funders, universities, and governments are encouraging…

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Open Access Round-up: Summer 2018

The end of EU or national funding for hybrid journal APCs? 

The EU’s 2021-27 R&D programme will not pay for articles to be published in hybrid open-access journals under new proposals published by the European Commission in June. Horizon Europe would pay for article processing…

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Creative Commons outside of Academia

Authors at LSHTM will know that, when making work Gold Open Access, they need to ensure that they publish their work with a CC BY (Attribution) licence. This allows anyone to 1) copy, distribute and transmit work, 2) adapt work, and 3) make commercial use of the work under the…

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RCUK Open Access Funding Update: Block Grant Closed until April 2019

Following our blog post in May regarding the 2018-2019 Block Grant for RCUK Open Access, unfortunately we are now no longer able to accept any further applications for open access funding from RCUK-funded authors until next April as this year’s funding has been fully allocated.

We expect…

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Important update on the RCUK open access block grant

Due to an administrative error made by RCUK last year, the amount of open access funding awarded to the School has been significantly reduced for the 2018-19 block grant year (running from 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019). The School will be unable to provide RCUK-funded researchers with…

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Parliament’s Uncommon Library

I’d never thought I would enter Parliament, but earlier this year, I was lucky enough to be able to take part in a visit to the House of Commons Library, through a programme provided by the M25 Consortium of Academic Libraries. Once I’d got through the strict security…

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COAF Block Grant – April 2018 Update

Researchers funded by COAF partner charities other than Wellcome Trust:

Please note that due to high demand, our 2017-18 block grant funding for several COAF partner charities has been depleted as of April 2018. The charities include: Arthritis Research UK, Bloodwise, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK and Parkinson…

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Photo: Ewan Munro, Flickr, available under a CC BY-SA license.

RCUK open access funding update

The School has approved a new policy for the RCUK open access block grant, managed by the Library & Archives Service. In order to make best use of the remaining funds during the rest of the block grant period (which runs to the end of March 2020), we have made the decision to only fund articles published in fully open access journals from 1 April 2018. Read more