Open Access is about removing access barriers to research outputs. This can be done through the deposit of an accepted manuscript in our institutional repository LSE Research Online (LSERO), or through publication in journals which are made freely available online.
The LSE Open Access Publications Policy encourages authors to deposit the full text of all research outputs in LSERO. For items that will be submitted for the next HEFCE Research Excellence Framework (REF), authors must deposit in LSERO the full text of the final, peer reviewed, author’s version of journal articles and published conference proceedings no later than three months after acceptance for publication. Authors must also ensure that they comply with the open access publication requirements of any other agencies funding their research.
Adding your research to LSERO ensures greater visibility by linking through to staff profile pages and indexing in Google Scholar, helping ensure that it is accessible to the widest possible audience. You will then be able to track Altmetric Explorer mentions of your research, and see the download figures for each item. Open Access means more readers, more potential collaborators,more citations for your work, and ultimately more recognition.Simply send your manuscript (and any open access queries) to firstname.lastname@example.org.