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Finding Open Copies of Paywalled Articles

If UT doesn't have a subscription or other paid access to a restricted journal, you can look for open versions of a paper.  These include preprints, post-publication copies, or peer-reviewed accepted manuscripts -- that have been deposited in open, legal repositories.  You can also contact the author and ask for a copy.

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If you'd rather not hunt for open copies yourself, there are browser add-ons that can automatically perform this function for you when you land on a paywalled article:


Chemistry doesn't have a strong preprint tradition like Physics, but there's a growing number of platforms for the free deposit and open dissemination of manuscripts prior to acceptance and publication in journals.(1)

1.  Coudert, F. The rise of preprints in chemistry. Nature Chemistry (2020).

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