Welcome to the Open Access Button! The site is live but we are still testing and building the site, things may not work but come back Tuesday at 6pm BST for our launch.
We all know the frustration of finding the research paper you need, but you can't afford the $40 to access it. The Open Access Button helps you get the research you want right now, and adds papers you still need to your wishlist.
The next time you're asked to pay to access academic research. Push the Open Access Button on your phone or on the web.
The Open Access Button will search the web for version of the paper that you can access immediately. If that doesn't work, the Button will email the author and look for more information about the paper.
If you get your research, you can make progress with your work. If you don't get your research, your story will be used to help change the publishing system so it doesn't happen again.
Tools like the Open Access Button can help catalyse change and create a world where science has more impact, is more efficient and importantly available to everyone
I am even more impressed by the Open Access Button, a genuinely grass-roots initiative developed by two students.
The use of the Open Access Button will help more people to find research papers.
Professor Randy Schekman, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2013.
Sander Dekker, State Secretary, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.
Professor Stephen Curry, The Guardian.
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