Tag Archives: open access

Open Access October

While International Open Access Week is normally held in universities across the world during the last full week of October, this year the Research Publications Team will be running a series of events and workshops throughout October. October should therefore … Continue reading

Open Access Round-up: Summer 2018

The end of EU or national funding for hybrid journal APCs?  The EU’s 2021-27 R&D programme will not pay for articles to be published in hybrid open-access journals under new proposals published by the European Commission in June. Horizon Europe … Continue reading

RCUK Open Access Funding Update: Block Grant Closed until April 2019

Following our blog post in May regarding the 2018-2019 Block Grant for RCUK Open Access, unfortunately we are now no longer able to accept any further applications for open access funding from RCUK-funded authors until next April as this year’s … Continue reading

Important update on the RCUK open access block grant

Due to an administrative error made by RCUK last year, the amount of open access funding awarded to the School has been significantly reduced for the 2018-19 block grant year (running from 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019). The … Continue reading

COAF Block Grant – April 2018 Update

Researchers funded by COAF partner charities other than Wellcome Trust: Please note that due to high demand, our 2017-18 block grant funding for several COAF partner charities has been depleted as of April 2018. The charities include: Arthritis Research UK, … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

What we’re paying for Open Access

The Research Publications team in the Library administers the costs of publishing journal articles Open Access from two funds – COAF and RCUK. The seven partner charities of COAF are members of the Association for Medical Research Charities (AMRC), which supported the … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading