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Deposit your research

What is LSE Research Online?

LSE Research Online| is the institutional repository for the London School of Economics and Political Science. It aims to be a complete database of research produced by LSE Staff, containing articles, working papers, books, book chapters, reports, discussion papers, research blogs, datasets and more.

LSE Research Online| provides a platform for LSE staff to include citations to their work, and Open Access to full text research where permitted by publishers and copyright law.  

Key features of LSE Research Online| include:

Increased visibility of research Every full text paper in LSE Research Online| receives on average an additional 8 downloads per year. LSE authors making the full text of your research outputs available in LSE Research Online| are making their work more widely accessible; leading to increased citations, greater recognition and impact.

Links to LSE Experts and departmental websites Publications included in LSE Research Online| automatically update author profile pages on LSE Experts|. Other internal and external webpages, such as Google Scholar Citations| profiles, can be automatically updated in the same way. This allows authors to update multiple publications lists in one easy step. 

Download statistics  LSE Research Online| receives an average of 76,000 downloads per month. Find out how many downloads your publications are receiving, and discover just how wide your Open Access research is reaching, by emailing lseresearchonline@lse.ac.uk|

Social media sharing and Altmetrics 'Add This' buttons make it easy to share your research via Twitter, Facebook, Email and other online bookmarks, in one click. Altmetric buttons let you track the impact of journal articles on wider society by tracking news coverage, socal media mentions and social bookmarking.

How do I deposit?

Depositing your research is easy, simply email your research to lseresearchonline@lse.ac.uk|. Include in your email the final accepted manuscipt of your paper, this is the version permitted by most publishers to be deposited in Open Access repositories.

Alternatively, you can register at eprints.lse.ac.uk| and upload your publications to the database. A member of the team will then check the records, copyright permissions and make the record live.

A member of the LSERO team will create a record for you, and check publisher's Open Access Policies and copyright restrictions. If embargo periods apply, the team will ensure these have expired before adding them into LSERO.

The LSE Research Online deposit agreement is available to read on the LSE Research Online About pages|.

What happens if I leave LSE?

Once staff have left the LSE their publications will not be updated in LSE Research Online. Staff can download their full publication lists from LSE Research Online, into a BixTex file, which can be re-added to the insititional repository of your new institution. Email the team|, who will be able to assist in downloading your records.