A brand new publishing platform for open entry biomedical analysis has launched. LSHTM Press will present an open entry platform to publish peer-reviewed analysis and high-quality academic sources, in accordance with the LSHTM mission to enhance well being and well being fairness within the UK and worldwide.
The Press is a brand new initiative, developed in response to the rising prices of publishing open entry, and the various mandates and insurance policies from funders and governments world wide. It’s going to facilitate modern and experimental publishing strategies whereas striving in the direction of fairness in educational publishing in international well being.
It launches with and can proceed to develop a deal with fairness, range and inclusion (EDI), and is in alignment with central LSHTM imaginative and prescient and values. Two devoted EDI leads sit on the LSHTM Press Steering Committee, and the entire group is dedicated to selling inclusivity and lowering boundaries.
The Press is dedicated to making sure honest illustration with respect to gender, race and ethnicity, and nation of origin. Editorial boards shall be anticipated to incorporate specialists from the international locations and areas wherein the analysis is primarily performed, notably the place the analysis is undertaken in low and center earnings international locations. And purposes from new journals shall be anticipated to supply particulars of how they are going to guarantee continued compliance with the EDI technique, for instance how they are going to strategy peer-reviewer choice and their strategy to authorship.”
Elizabeth Brickley, Affiliate Professor of Epidemiology at LSHTM
LSHTM Press will initially deal with journals however has the capability to grow to be publishing books and different output sorts in future. The LSHTM-affiliated journal Neighborhood Ear and Listening to Well being would be the first publication to be printed on the platform.