Elsevier: Access for patients – and other ways to get Elsevier articles without a subscription

24 January, 2020

Dear HIFA colleagues,

Extracts below from a news article on the Elsevier website. Full text here: https://www.elsevier.com/connect/access-for-patients-and-other-ways-to-g...

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Here, we’ll show you how to [access research] even if you don't have access through a university or other institution...

Access for patients and caregivers

Elsevier Science Society Patient Access

We want to call attention to the way patients and their caregivers can access information for free. With our Patient Access Program, they can receive medical or healthcare related research papers by emailing patientaccess@elsevier.com. This email is constantly monitored by our support teams, who aim to provide individual articles at no cost to patients and caregivers within 24 hours. Requesters simply need to include the article title and authors, date published, and/or the DOI or URL if available so we can locate the article as quickly as possible...

Other programs where we provide free access to research include:

Share Links — Authors who publish with Elsevier receive a link to their published article that provides 50 days’ free access, which they can share with their networks...

Research4Life — As a founding partner, Elsevier contributes over a quarter of the nearly 50,000 free and low-cost peer reviewed resources in Research4Life, encompassing ScienceDirect, Scopus and ClinicalKey, including over 3,100 Elsevier journals and 13,000 books...

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Best wishes, Neil

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HIFA profile: Neil Pakenham-Walsh is coordinator of the HIFA global health campaign (Healthcare Information For All - www.hifa.org ), a global community with more than 19,000 members in 177 countries, interacting on six global forums in four languages. Twitter: @hifa_org FB: facebook.com/HIFAdotORG neil@hifa.org