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Six months of download statistics

LSHTM Research Online – the School’s research repository for outputs – has re-launched its statistics dashboard and the image above includes the number of full-text downloads for items between January and June 2015. Over this period nearly 220,000 downloads of items … Continue reading

Research data, publishing & the Wellcome Trust

Researchers at the School who are in receipt of funding from the Wellcome Trust and have had an open access fee paid have a number of requirements when publishing. They should license the research papers using the Creative Commons Attribution … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation go Open Access

As of January 1, 2015 an Open Access policy will be effective for all new funding agreements made with researchers. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have adopted an Open Access policy that enables the unrestricted access and reuse of … Continue reading

Finis: Open Access Publishing with BioMed Central (BMC)

UPDATE (January 2015) The School has decided not to renew its Supporter Membership with BMC which means the 15% discount and instant payment option for researchers is no longer available. If you wish to pay for an APC for Open Access … Continue reading

Open Access articles on the Ebola virus

With the help of crowd-sourcing a dataset of nearly 500 scientific articles covering Ebola has been created which identifies those that can be freely accessed, read and re-used in the fight against the virus outbreak. Members of LSHTM Library (John … Continue reading

Open Access Week 2014

The School celebrated Open Access Week with two 90 minute seminars. The first was held at Keppel Street on Thursday, while the second took place on Friday. Emma Golding, Research Online Administrator kicked off by presenting the Publishing Open Access webpages … Continue reading

Explaining Altmetrics at LSHTM

Fresh Martian Impact Crater by Stuart Rankin (CC-BY) https://flic.kr/p/ptSdih As users of the School’s Publications Database and LSHTM Research Online may have noticed the Altmetrics plug-in which records social media mentions of research by our academic staff. It’s an impressive … Continue reading

Newly launched Charity Open Access Fund (COAF)

From today (October 1 2014), the Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) provides the School with money to cover the cost of article processing charges (APCs) for peer reviewed research, funded wholly or partly by one or more of these UK … Continue reading

Update: Wellcome Trust open access policy for monographs & book chapters

The Wellcome Trust has extended its open access policy to include scholarly monographs and book chapters authored or co-authored by Trust grantholders that arise as part of their grant funded research. As of today the extended policy applies to all grantholders who … Continue reading