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Open Access at Washington University

Information about open access publishing options and issues

Finding OA Articles

Authors will often upload pre-publication manuscripts of articles to repositories or other platforms for open access. These tools can assist researchers with limited institutional access to find legally accessible free versions. Also ask your local library about interlibrary loan services.

Alternative versions in Google Scholar

Screen capture of search result in Google Scholar. The link "All 6 versions" is below the article abstract and circled in green.

Select the link for additional versions to check for open access copies.