Benefits of using LSHTM Research Online

For researchers/authors:

Increase online research profile by exposing your research to major search engines like Google and Google Scholar as well as Repository content aggregators such as CORE which can result in greater citations and impact of your work
Podcasts (from Sound cloud) and videos (Vimeo) for researchers and Schools are deposited in the repository
Download and Altmetrics statistics available by publication, researcher, department
Organises your research output in a standardised way and provides a comprehensive personal record
Long term storage and preservation of documents
Permanent URLs for each record
Assigned Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) for working papers or reports (permanent and citeable URLs)
Ability to export, link and embed publication lists and documents to department and personal web pages (EndNote, BibTeX, Excel, Twitter, Facebook)
Closed access publications can be requested and supplied to interested users using the Copy Request function.

For the school:

Raises profile of school and increases visibility of our research
Systematic way of organising our intellectual output
Attract new students and staff
Encourage collaborations
Showcase of our research

For wider society:

Records link to the full text open access
Links to publisher sites does not mean open access and can only be read if readers have a subscription to the journal – the same goes for LSHTM researchers
Increases access to health and medical research information
Allows researchers in low and middle income countries to access, use and build upon our research
Allows the public, voluntary/charity sector, and business to access and engage with our research
Contributes to a culture of transparency for taxpayer funded research
A good example of the use of LSHTM Research Online on School webpages is found on the TB Centre webpages.