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Review of Unpaywall [Chrome & Firefox browser extension]


Michaela D Willi Hooper

Oregon State University, US
About Michaela

Michaela Willi Hooper is the Scholarly Communication Librarian and an assistant professor at Oregon State University Libraries & Press, where she provides copyright education and supports authors who want to make their work open access. In addition to being a reviews editor at JLSC, she is an editor for the new scholarly communication overlay journal, the Idealis

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A new, free, open source browser extension, Unpaywall, indicates whether or not there is a free open access (OA) version of an article when users encounter a paywall. It may be particularly useful to researchers whose workflows don’t include Google Scholar, those who are concerned about copyright compliance, and those who are not privileged to have access to subscription resources. Researchers may use Unpaywall in combination with other tools. I encourage librarians to recommend Unpaywall to researchers, especially since its color-coded tabs educate users about the different types of OA.
How to Cite: Willi Hooper, M.D., 2017. Review of Unpaywall [Chrome & Firefox browser extension]. Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication, 5(1), p.eP2190. DOI:
Published on 04 May 2017.


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