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2 ways to (legally) bypass publisher paywalls

Publisher paywalls are a perennial problem, as it just isn’t possible for institutions to subscribe to all online academic journals and databases. With University staff and students working remotely, we will all be making even greater use of electronic resources, so it’s likely we will all encounter paywalls with increasing frequency.   Luckily, there are…

27 March 2020Open access

St Andrews 7th in the world for Open Access

For the first time this year the CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019, which offers insights into scientific performance of nearly 1000 major universities worldwide, has included open access indicators. St Andrews achieved 81.6% open access for the set of publications measured in 2014-2017, which ranks us 7th in the world, top in Scotland and 4th in…

24 May 2019Open access

Fed up with publisher paywalls? Here are some tools that can help!

Publisher paywalls are an enduring phenomenon in scholarly publishing, and one that frustrates the research of the those without subscriptions and who cannot afford to pay the often unpalatable fees for access. Luckily there are tools out there that can help. Rather than actually bypassing the paywall, the below services offer users an alternative…

15 March 2019