About LSHTM Research Online

LSHTM Research Online is freely accessible online database of research conducted by staff from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Where possible we will provide access to the full text of research articles, where we are unable to provide the full text we will hold the bibliographical information and provide links to where the full text can be accessed. While each full text item remains the property of the copyright holder reuse of the material within LSHTM Research Online is permitted for private and non commercial study. This site is powered by EPrints 3, free software developed by the University of Southampton. It is hosted by University Of London Computer Centre (ULCC).

LSHTM Research Online and the Publications Database

Publications that appear in PubMed Central or Web of Science with the School's address in the Affiliations list will be automatically harvested and added to the School's Publications Database. They are then linked (coded by the Library) to School authors, faculty/departmental units, and Research Centres. This metadata is then synchronised to Research Online, the School's repository for full-text outputs, and also the public interface to all research outputs records. Open-access full-text is automatically added rom PLOS and BMC (but many other publishers insist on lengthy embargo periods).

How long does this all take? Inclusion of a paper in Web of Science is not always immediate so so the Library might not receive notification for a few days after it's been published; it'll then take time to code the papers to authors in Publications Database...and then to be synchronised to Research Online.

Chapters, books, reports, etc. are unlikely to be included in the above process, and external collaborations are often missed if the first author is not from the School; any work published when you were at another institution; large studies where you are listed as a collaborator rather than an author. So if you do have books, reports or book chapters please submit them along with the full text file as an EndNote compressed library, a BibTeX reference file or a list of PubMed PMID numbers. ITS guide on how to create EndNote publications file

REF Open Access manuscripts

To meet the Open Access requirements of the next Research Excellence Framework - upon acceptance by a journal YOU SHOULD SEND THE ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT to LSHTM Publications

Contact Information

You can monitor news about Research Online and Open Access via our Library blog / and also via our Twitter account @LSHTM Open Access

We also provide advice and information to researchers at the School on publishing Open Access requirements from the Wellcome Trust, Research Council UK as well as discounts from publishers.

If you have any queries, or comments about LSHTM Research Online please contact the Open Access/Research Online team in the Library