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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.

 

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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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Christmas cards from India to Sir Ronald Ross

While the collection at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine archives includes a wide variety of material on tropical medicine and the related scientific papers, included within these collections are the occasional treat – in this case, a Christmas treat!

Sir Ronald Ross’ collection here at the archive includes…

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World AIDS Day: AIDS Social History Programme

To mark World AIDS Day, we are profiling some of the School’s HIV and AIDS collections which are available for the research community to access.

The AIDS Social History Programme collection was created as a documentary archive for the project that ran at the School from 1988 to 1994…

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World AIDS Day Posters 2016

An exhibition to mark World AIDS Day is now on display in the Library. The exhibition contains AIDS awareness campaign posters, leaflets and ephemera from the 1980s and 1990s.

The posters and ephemera were brought together from a wide range of European countries, including Russia, Romania and Switzerland and were…

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Sir Ronald Ross’s Slides under the Microscope

In 2015, students from the History & Health MSc module suggested that we put Sir Ronald Ross’s collection of malarial slides under the microscope. This collection, dating from the 1890s, in its beautiful wooden box, is one of my favourite items in the archive, so I have to admit…

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Explore Your Archive: The Great War Bake Off 2016 – The Winners!

 

As part of Explore your Archive week where archives nationally showcase their collections, the School’s Archives Service asked staff and students to bake a First World War or Second World War recipe, including those found in the Archives Service’s Nutrition Collection. Well, the School’s esteemed bakers…

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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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Caring for your hair in the tropics

To celebrate #hairyarchives, part of the Explore your Archives campaign, we thought it would be appropriate to quickly highlight one of our archival manuscripts on sanitary care in the tropics. Written by Dr James Balfour-Kirk to his godson who was travelling through the tropics with his family in 1925…

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Under the Microscope: my first week in the Archives

By Alison Forsey

I am the new Archives Assistant here at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, and wanted to write about a recent outreach activity during my first week here.

The first week in a new role is always a bit overwhelming, but luckily I had the…

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