Free Your Science

Free Your Science helps researchers to “free up” their already published articles from paywalls through self-archiving in Open Access. To do this, these publications are searched for using ORCIDs, DOIs or their name. Free Your Science shows whether the publications that are found are located behind paywalls and whether they can be published in Open Access. The service achieves this by giving individual instructions on how to publish in a few steps, in a way that complies with the publishers’ own restrictions regarding self-archiving.

Free Your Science is based on the interfaces and data of Semantic ScholarShareYourPaper and Unpaywall. Free Your Science requests information on the publishers’ policies with the help of Sherpa Romeo.

The blog post “Greater impact without paywalls: New Open Access Tool: Free Your Science” describes in detail how Free Your Science functions.