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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 for staff and students at the School have recently…

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Fresh Martian Impact Crater by Stuart Rankin https://flic.kr/p/ptSdih

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 tool which…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – September 2014

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Last month LSHTM Research Online had over 21,700 full text papers downloaded. The top three downloading countries last month were Germany, US and France.  Below are the top five downloaded papers for…

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Newly launched Charity Open Access Fund (COAF)

Arthritis Research UK Breast Cancer Campaign  British Heart Foundation  Cancer Research UK Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Wellcome Trust (including WELMEC) 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 medical research charities:

  • Arthritis Research UK
  • Breast Cancer Campaign
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research
  • Wellcome Trust (including WELMEC)
COAF has been established for an initial two-year pilot period, beginning today (1 October 2014). The Wellcome Trust will administer COAF on behalf of the partners for the pilot phase. The partners hope that other Association of Medical Research Charities members will join the Fund over time. COAF funds may only be used to pay open access article processing charges, not to cover other charges that some journals may levy, such as page and colour charges. Where these apply, researchers must use other funds to meet these costs. Read more

A Tibetan doctor holding his family's medical texts (Theresia Hofer, Wellcome Images: https://www.flickr.com/photos/wellcomeimages/14933009688/)

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 were awarded a grant before 1 October…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – August 2014

Image caption: Metric Mania by Batega. License: CC-BY

Last month LSHTM Research Online had over 21,000 full text papers downloaded. The top three downloading countries last month were Germany, US and France.  Below are the top five downloaded papers for August:

Lockman, S; Shapiro, RL; Smeaton, LM; Wester…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – July 2014

 

Image caption: Mathematics photo by Robert Scarth on Flickr. License: CC-BY-SA 2.0

Last month LSHTM Research Online had another month of high downloads with over 19,000  full text papers being downloaded. This month the top three downloading countries were again Germany, US and UK.  Below…

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Introducing Altmetrics

You may have noticed the recently installed Altmetrics plug-in on the School’s online repository of research – LSHTM Research Online as well as on the Schools’ Publications Database. Below each paper now appears a doughnut or polo with different colours and a number  to quickly convey information about each…

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Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – June 2014

Image caption: Counting cubes cube table football counter by Hans. License: Public Domain CC0

Last month LSHTM Research Online had over 18,863 full text papers downloaded. The top three downloading countries last month remained Germany, US and UK.  Below are the top five downloaded papers for June:

 Pathai, S…

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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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