About LSHTM Research Online

LSHTM Research Online is a freely accessible 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, and 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') to School authors and faculty/departmental units by the Research Publications Team based in the Library & Archives Service. Designated Research Centre staff will link outputs to their respective centres. This metadata is then synchronised to LSHTM Research Online, the School's repository for full text outputs. Where items have been published open access, the full text will be uploaded by the Research Publications Team. Where items are only available via subscription, LSHTM authors are required to provide the "accepted manuscript" for deposit to LSHTM Research Online (see below).

How long does this all take?

Inclusion of a paper in PubMed and Web of Science is not always immediate so the Library & Archives Service might not receive notification for a few days or weeks 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.

Book chapters, conference items and reports are unlikely to be included in the above process, and external collaborations are often missed if the first author is not from the School. Items also missed may include any work published when you were at another institution and large studies where you are listed as a collaborator rather than an author.

If you have books, reports, or book chapters for inclusion, please submit them as an EndNote compressed library, a BibTeX reference file or a list of PubMed PMID numbers.

REF and Open Access

To meet the Open Access requirements of the next Research Excellence Framework - upon acceptance by a journal you should send the ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT (final draft version, prior to publisher copyediting or typesetting) to the Research Publications Team.

Please see our open access guidance for further information on REF Open Access Requirements.

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 Open Access publishing requirements from the Wellcome Trust, Research Councils UK as well as discounts from publishers.

If you have any queries or comments about LSHTM Research Online please contact the Research Publications Team in the Library & Archives Service.