Image caption: LSHTM Research Online statistics info-graphic for November 2014. Info-graphics are created monthly and can be download from LSHTM Research Online.
Last month LSHTM Research Online had over 27, 500 full text papers downloaded. The top three downloading countries last month were Germany, US and China. Below…
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 all peer-reviewed published research funded, in whole or in part, by the foundation, including any underlying data sets.
During a two-year transition period, publishers will be permitted to apply up to a 12 month embargo period on the accessibility of the publication and its underlying data sets. This embargo period will no longer be allowed after January 1, 2017.
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation by Maia Weinstock https://flic.kr/p/e1ixy1 (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)
The Open Access policy contains the following elements: