Category Archives: Research Online

Research Online

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

Wellcome Open Access policy and non-compliance – the sanctions

Sanctions could be as much as 10% of the value of the grant The Charity Open Access Fund (COAF) is a partnership between Arthritis Research UK, Breast Cancer Now, the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Bloodwise, Parkinson’s UK and … 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

Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – December 2014

  Image caption: LSHTM Research Online statistics info-graphic for December 2014.   Last month LSHTM Research Online had over 22,200 full text papers downloaded. The top three downloading countries last month were Germany, US and UK.  Below are the top five … Continue reading

Top 5 downloaded papers from LSHTM Research Online – November 2014

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 … 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