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Rent your article to read it!

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Everyday tens of millions of information professionals visit journal websites looking for mission critical articles — only to abandon the process when confronted and confounded by a pay wall.

For those users that decide to open their wallets, many times they become frustrated when a misleading abstract leads to a “wasted” article purchase. Aside from the actual out of pocket expense, valuable time is also expended searching across dozens of publisher sites, remembering (or more likely forgetting) account IDs and passwords, and dealing wtih the myriad of different shopping and checkout procedures.

DeepDyve was created to serve these millions of information professionals who are “unaffiliated” with an academic or governmental institution and therefore lack funded access to this content. Our users are knowledge workers in businesses large and small who need affordable and convenient access to authoritative research that is vital to their profession.

With DeepDyve, users can “rent” an article from anywhere they have a browser and an internet connection — for as little as $0.99.

What exactly is “renting”? Renting an article means you can read the full article as much as you like until it expires (7 days or longer), but it cannot be downloaded or printed.

 

 

Written by hbasset

May 31, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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