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 Full-text PDFs: Frequently asked questions 

On this page you will find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQ). For questions you have that are not explained here, please email us at custserv@bmljournal.com. You can find other methods to contact us on the contact page.




go-up   What does the Fulltext Service do?

This service helps you to find publication fulltexts.
There are two types of publications regarding availability of fulltext:
► 1. Publication that we provide you with its fulltext PDF;
► 2. Publication that we provide you with fulltext PDFs of articles closely matching to that publication; but not the PDF of the publication itself.

How to distinguish the above two types of publications:
► Type 1 has the link [Fulltext downloadable] and the link:
PDF icon [Fulltext service] Get downloadable fulltext PDFs of this article and others, as many as you want.
► Type 2 has the link [Fulltext with fee] and the link:
PDF icon [Fulltext service] Get downloadable fulltext PDFs of articles closely matching to this article, as many as you want.



go-up   How does the Fulltext Service work?

► Step1: Pay the fee, using one of the several secure and convenient payment methods;
► Step2: Receive your specific URL to the Premium BioMedLib (BML);



go-up   What are the types of fulltexts available for articles?

There are two types of articles, regarding availability of fulltext for them. If the article of your interest has the link:
PDF icon [Fulltext service] Get downloadable fulltext PDFs of this article and others, as many as you want.
then you will get the fulltext PDf of that exact article.
If the article of your interest has the link:
PDF icon [Fulltext service] Get downloadable fulltext PDFs of articles closely matching to this article, as many as you want.
then the fulltext of article is not available (or the publisher is asking for a higher fee). We provide fulltext PDFs of articles closely matching to that article.

Types of fulltext hyperlinks - There are three types of hyperlinks which take you to the fulltext of articles.
1."Fulltext downloadable" - Links denoted as "Fulltext downloadable" will take you to the HTML and the PDF fulltexts. You will be able to access, read, print, and download the fulltext without any further questions or fees.
2."Fulltext of equivalent articles" - For articles where the publisher requires purchase fee, the link denoted as "Fulltext of equivalent articles" will take you to the list of closely matching articles which come with the unrestricted "Fulltext downloadable" links. You will then download the fulltext of the articles which you deem as most representative and relevant.
3."Fulltext with fee" - If you can use a computer in an institution which has subscription to the publisher/journal, then you can open your URL from that computer, and then click on links denoted as "Fulltext with fee", which will take you to the fulltext without you having to pay additional fees.



go-up   Can we bypass publisher fees for PDFs using this service?

This service is not to bypass publisher fees for PDFs; It provides alternative PDFs for the ones which require you pay significant fees.
Recall if you are viewing your BioMedLib from a computer within an institution (like your university, hospital, or research institute) with paid subscription to that publisher, then you will be able to get the PDF without additional fees (otherwise you have to pay the publisher a separate fee).



go-up   The article I want doesn't have "Fulltext downloadable"; now what?

There are a few suggestions, see which one you can do (you received two URLs; we call them URL1 and URL2 in the order you received them):
► For the article of your choice, do the instructions explained under "Fulltext with fee" (if you are viewing your BML Premium from a computer within an institution (like your university, hospital, or research institute) with paid subscription to that publisher, then you will be able to get the PDF without additional fees (otherwise you have to pay the publisher a separate fee));
► Find articles that you like which come with "Fulltext downloadable". Use navigation buttons at end of list to try a few more pages;
► Under the article of your choice, click on "Fulltext of equivalent articles" which takes you to a page where all articles come with "Fulltext downloadable". Then inspect the articles to see if you like any. Use navigation buttons at end of list to try a few more pages;
► Paste the URL for free-form search in your browser, and when the webpage loaded, then add some keywords which express your question. Try different combinations of keywords, and see which query gets you articles you like. Then look for articles with preferably "Fulltext downloadable".










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