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Open access roundup – October 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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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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Gain new insight into your health research using text mining

An abundance of scholarly resources are available to the researcher, easily discoverable through use of a few search terms. However, this opulence comes at a price: there is too much literature for a researcher to find and read themselves. Text and Data Mining (TDM) offer a solution for health researchers wishing to analyse a large corpus of resources, including research papers, medical records, and other material, even when the information is held in an unstructured form. The resultant output may be used to identify hidden patterns that emerge over time and across geographic regions, predict and address gaps within the data, and convert content into a form better suited to modern research. Read more

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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Open Access tools and tips: the ones we can’t do without!

Well, it’s coming up to Open Access Week 2017 and it got us talking about what OA tools we  to use. See below the infographic for a list of links to all of these.

There are loads of great tools out there so we’d love to hear about…

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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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