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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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Open Access Week 2016: How “open” are we? Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Now in its ninth year, Open Access Week celebrates progress and promotes awareness to help make Open Access the norm in scholarship and research.

As part of the week’s activities we are sharing some info-graphics we’ve produced in the Library covering Open Access and publications.

The infographic…

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RCUK’s Open Access block grant 2016/2017

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has recently announced the amounts that it will be paying to institutions in the block grant to support the implementation of its open access policy.
This policy states that any research article or conference proceeding that is published and results from a RCUK funded grant should…

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Open Access Week 2016: Making monographs Open Access

Published research that appears as an article in a peer-reviewed journal which is also Open Access for everyone to be able to download and read is a fairly common occurrence these days. However what is less well know is for monographs or sections in a published book to be…

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‘Request a copy’ function is live

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? Read more

Increased RCUK block grant for 2015/2016

Research Councils UK (RCUK) has recently announced the amounts that it will be paying to institutions in the block grant to support the implementation of its open access policy. Since April 2013 the grant to universities and eligible research organisations has been used to cover the cost of article processing…

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Access to Research at Public Libraries

If you are away from the Internet or if the School does not subscribe to a particular journal students and researchers are able to benefit from an initiative to provide walk-in access to a wide range of academic articles and research in public libraries across the UK.

Following a…

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