Open Access Week is coming! October 24-30, 2016

Calendar of events for Open Access Week 2016


Open Access Week: Open Access funding

The Open Access team in the Library will introduce the Open Access requirements of research funders such as RCUK and the Wellcome Trust (COAF).

Monday 24 October 2016 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, LG5

Alice Fodor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

in the series Open Access Week


Open Access & REF: What are we doing and is it working?

The HEFCE rules for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) seem simple enough on the face of it, but the reality at the level of individual articles is often confusing. Is the message getting through to authors, how are we keeping track of the data, and how can we tell if we are on track for REF2021.

A look at progress so far, and a discussion of how we reach authors who are not responding.

This event is organised as part of International Open Access Week. Visit details of other LSHTM events being held.


Tuesday 25 October 2016 at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Bradford Hill Room – LG8

Andy Reid, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

in the series Open Access Week

Stepping out of the echo chamber – alternative indicators of scholarly communications and other opportunities to discover and extend your impact

Presenting how digital academia, learning technology, scholarly communications, open research, web tools, Altmetrics and social media apply for research, teaching, learning, knowledge management and collaboration.

Tuesday 25 October 2016 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Jerry Morris B, 15-17 Tavistock Place

Andy Tattersall, University of Sheffield

in the series Open Access Week


Introducing “Kudos”: increasing reach & impact of research

The School is working with a new service called Kudos, to help you maximize the reach and

impact of your published work. It’s quick to use – you need to invest just a few minutes explaining your work in plain language, enriching it with links to materials that add context, and sharing it via your social, web and email networks. This makes your work more accessible, and helps ensure it is found, read and applied by people all over the world, both within and beyond your field.

Kudos uniquely demonstrates the results of your activities – the effect on downloads, Altmetrics and citations – to help you decide how best to use its tools. In a pilot program, publications that were shared through the Kudos tools received on average 19% more downloads than those in a control group.

Wednesday 26 October 2016 at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, LG81

Steve Smith, KUDOS

in the series Open Access Week


Data journals & repositories: Getting academic credit for data sharing

This seminar will explore the different options available to sharing research data and other digital resources, and how these may be used to improve your academic credentials. The discussion will explore the following topics:

  • Benefits and disadvantages of publishing data as supplementary information
  • Locating and using digital repositories
  • Emerging developments in the field of data journals
  • Data access statements and citation standards

Thursday 27 October 2016 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, Curtis Room – LG9

Gareth Knight, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

in the series Open Access Week


Open Access: The basics & Publishing Open Access – but not paying

Part 1: Open Access – the basics

Part 2: Publishing Open Access – but not paying


This training event outlines what Open Access is, why it’s important for research and how the School publishes Open Access including LSHTM Research Online.  Part two focuses on How researchers can publish Open Access without paying for it, namely Green Open Access.

Friday 28 October 2016 at 11:00 am to 12:00 pm, Manson Lecture Theatre

John Murtagh, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

in the series Open Access Week

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