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?
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.
Below is a FAQ we often get here at the School from projects that are funded by the RCUK.
We have an MRC-funded grant which was awarded before April 2013 and which ends 31 Dec 2015. The original budget contained a small amount of funds (£1890) for publications, which we have set aside. However, we are planning to publish ~4 papers which those funds will not stretch to; moreover, the papers won't be submitted for publication now until after the grant has closed. How should I pay to make these papers Open Access if my grant was awarded before the 1st April 2013?
In continuation of the success we had during Open Access Week at the School, I thought it would be a great to ask a few members of both the library, research data team and faculty what their views are of Open Access today. Last week we had Antonio Gasparrini, Senior…
Gold open access doesn’t come cheap. In the last academic year LSHTM authors produced 126 Open Access research papers which were paid from Wellcome Trust, RCUK, COAF and the School Open Access Fund at a total cost of £255,391 . The average cost of an article processing charge (APC…