Every day people around the world such as doctors, scientists, students and patients are denied access to the research they need. With the power of the internet, the results of academic research should be available to all.  It’s time to showcase the impact of paywalls and help people get the research they need. That’s where Open Access Button comes in.

The Open Access Button is a browser bookmarklet that allows people to report when they hit a paywall and cannot access a research article. Head to openaccessbutton.org to sign up for your very own Button and start using it.

Here on this blog you’ll find the home of the Open Access Button project. You can read about the project from the very beginning, learn more about our team, and engage in shaping the future for Open Access Button.


A world where people can access and reuse research freely, immediately and effectively

1) Make visible the impact of limited access and reuse of research
2) Make it easier for people to get access to research freely and immediately
3) Strengthen the movement to improve scholarly communications and promote innovation

The OA button is lovingly supported by Medsin-UK and the Right to Research Coalition.

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