News from TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases

7 October, 2019

Hello,

I’d like to post the following news items:

News from TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases, hosted at the World Health Organization:

Promoting open access to health research

In August, WHO and TDR announced [https://www.who.int/tdr/news/2019/WHO-TDR-join-coalition-free-digital-ac... they are joining a coalition of research funders and charitable foundations (cOAlition S) making full and immediate open access to research publications a reality. cOAlition S is built around Plan S, which consists of 10 principles to ensure that the results from publicly-funded research are published in Open Access Journals, on Open Access Platforms, or made immediately available through Open Access Repositories without embargo.

Our own open access publishing platform

In line with our support for cOAlition S, we have partnered with F1000 to develop our own open access publishing platform - TDR Gateway [https://f1000research.com/tdr] - for TDR-funded researchers in low- and middle-income countries looking to publish their findings. The independent editorial services provided by F1000Research ensure the articles are of high scientific quality, peer reviewed and indexed in PubMed to maximize the impact of TDR-funded research.

Many thanks,

Makiko

Makiko Kitamura

Communications Officer

TDR, the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases

Tel: +41 22 791 2926

E-mail: kitamuram@who.int

Web: www.who.int/tdr

Twitter: @TDRnews

HIFA profile: Makiko Kitamura is a Communications Officer with TDR in Geneva. Email address: kitamuram AT who.int