About LSHTM Research Online

LSHTM Research Online is a freely accessible open access repository of research conducted by staff from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. While each full-text item remains the property of the copyright holder, reuse of the material within LSHTM Research Online is permitted for private, non-commercial study.

This site is powered by EPrints 3, free software developed by the University of Southampton. It is hosted by CoSector, University Of London.

LSHTM Research Online and Elements

Publications can be deposited to LSHTM Research Online by School staff through the Elements current research information system. Deposited items are checked by the Research Publications Team based in the Library & Archives Service before the records are made public, with any published-imposed embargo periods respected. Where items have been published in fully open access journals under a Creative Commons license, the full-text will be uploaded by the Research Publications Team. Where items are not published open access, LSHTM authors are required to deposit the "accepted manuscript" to LSHTM Research Online within three months of acceptance for publication (see below).

REF and Open Access

To meet the Open Access requirements of the next Research Excellence Framework (REF): upon acceptance by a journal you should provide the ACCEPTED MANUSCRIPT (final draft version, prior to publisher copyediting or typesetting) for LSHTM Research Online by creating a manual record within Elements and then depositing the manuscript.

Please see our open access guidance for further information on REF Open Access Requirements. Please see ServiceDesk for further information help with Elements.

Contact Information

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

We also provide advice and information to researchers at the School on Open Access publishing requirements various funders, as well as discounts and waiver schemes from publishers, and general advice on Open Science.

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

Information on repository policies can be found here .