LSHTM Research Online FAQs
What is LSHTM Research Online?
- LSHTM Research Online is a freely accessible online database of research conducted by staff at LSHTM. Such databases are sometimes known as Open Access repositories.
How does LSHTM Research Online differ from the School's Publications Database?
- LSHTM Research Online will hold full text material of publications where possible, the Publications Database only holds the bibliographic information about a piece of research.
What are the advantages of having your work in LSHTM Research Online?
- Increased visibility of your research online
- Higher citations and rankings in Google and Google Scholar
- Enabling those without journal subscriptions to access your research: including the general public, former students who no longer have access to electronic library subscriptions and academics and professionals in developing countries
- Enhanced metadata
- Ability to create CV's, export to citation tools, embed RSS feeds in your own web pages
- Easy to access download/usage statistics for your work
- No broken links, ensuring the long-term preservation of your work
What types of research output can LSHTM Research Online hold?
- Peer-reviewed articles
- Book Chapters
- Conference proceedings
- Government reports
- Multimedia including images, audio and video
Does LSHTM Research Online hold theses?
- Currently we do not hold theses but this is something that we will be looking at in the future
Does LSHTM Research Online hold datasets?
- LSHTM Research Online can record simple information about datasets but it is not a data repository. Investigations and research is currently being conducted by the School into the most suitable way to look after datasets. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
How is material added to LSHTM Research Online?
- LSHTM Research Online gathers data about your item from UKPubMed Central, Web of Science and LSHTM Publications database. If your work is already in one of these databases all you need to do is send us the accepted version of your paper (that is the final peer-reviewed version submitted to the publisher but without the publishers formatting) and any additional information about the item such as funder (including grant number) and or research centre that the item is an output from.
If you cannot find your work in LSHTM Research Online please email email@example.com.
How can I check that my work is in LSHTM Research Online?
- Go to LSHTM Research Online, click on 'Browse by LSHTM Author' located at the top of the page and find your name. Click on your name and a list of your publications will appear. If you cannot find your name please contact us with your details.
Some of my publications are missing, why is that?
- If the work is recent it may not have appeared in Web of Science or UKPubMed Central but once it does it will automatically deposited into LSHTM Research Online. If the work is not so recent or it is a book, book chapter or research output that is not usually recorded by Web of Science or UKPubMed Central then we will need to gather the information about the research. If you have already submitted this information to the Publications Database then it should be just a matter of time before it appears in LSHTM Research Online. If you have not submitted it to the Publications Database please send the details of the publication and a copy of the full text if possible to firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can submit their work into LSHTM Research Online?
- Any current LSHTM researcher or their representative.
Who manages LSHTM Research Online?
- LSHTM Research Online is managed by the Library & Archives Service. The Repository Manager and Assistant Archivist manage the day to day running of LSHTM Research Online. The Repository has been established by a steering group comprising academics from each of the faculties, IT and members of the Library and Archives Services.
Will my publisher allow the full text of my research to be held in LSHTM Research Online?
- Most publishers allow the author's final version, sometimes known as the accepted manuscript ( the final peer-reviewed version submitted to the publisher but without the publishers formatting, and not the publishers pdf) to be deposited in institutional repositories. However, publisher policies do vary so Repository Staff will investigate publishers' policies for you. Please, if possible, always keep a version of your research which has not been altered by publishers (copy edited or typeset).
What about copyright?
- Repository staff will take every step to ensure that breaches of copyright do not occur. We will check publishers' policies on behalf of authors by using the SHERPA RoMEO database and will contact publishers if there are any issues. Staff may ask you for a copy of any copyright agreements signed with publishers.
- Authors are strongly encouraged to retain the copyright in their works. This can be achieved by licensing the publisher to publish your work rather than transferring your copyright to the publisher.
- If it is not possible to deposit full-text versions we will only include bibliographic information about your work.
How can I find items in LSHTM Research Online?
- LSHTM Research Online offers simple and advanced searching and browsing options.
- The simple search allows you to input authors, subjects and titles and provides results from the whole repository.
- The advanced search allows you to narrow your search by department, journal, full-text, format, author, year and title.
- If you need guidance on searching help is available by clicking on the question mark symbol.
- The browse facility located at the top of the page allows you to browse by year, faculty, research centre and author.
How is Open Access related to LSHTM Research Online?
- LSHTM Research Online supports the purpose and policy behind Open Access, which is to increase the access and exchange of information for all for the benefit of all. LSHTM Research Online is one of over 200 open access repositories within the UK. Where possible we will provide access to the full text of research outputs. To find out more about Open Access and publisher and funder requirements go here http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/libraryinfo/openaccess.html