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pox
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Hi,

I'd like someone's opinions on obtaining access to journals via AAVSO, having just tried to read an article on BM And. Many of these journals require (expensive) subscription which is out of many ordinary folks' pockets (well, we're none of us AAVSO types 'ordinary' of course, but you know what I mean!) At least could the section leaders have some sort of access?

try accessing arXiv e-prints
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If you use the SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (http://adswww.harvard.edu/) to search for a paper, you will often find arXiv e-prints for each journal article in the results. These e-prints are available for free to the general public.

However, since an e-print is usually uploaded before the journal article is published, it is possible that there will be some (hopefully minor) differences between the e-print and the final version which appears in the journal.

Best Regards,

Colin

Hi pox, if you require a
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Hi pox, if you require a study that does not have a corresponding arXiv entry, don't hesitate to send me an email and I'll see if I can get it for you.

Dan.

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