“How can I get the full text of a JAWRA article?” This question comes up from time to time, so I thought I’d review our policies here.
When you access the Wiley Online Library, you will see an open lock next to titles you may read online. Wiley-Blackwell typically makes the February issue’s articles temporarily available for marketing purposes. Some authors opt to pay for “Online Open,” which makes their articles permanently available to everyone. Availability of other articles depends upon your personal and organizational access.
The best way to gain access is to become an AWRA member. (Discount memberships are available to students and those in developing nations.) You get online access to everything, including all the JAWRA archives, plus many other benefits, and you help a very worthy organization. Great deal! Once a member logs in to the AWRA website, a special link on the “Things You Can Do” page takes them to the Wiley Online Library, where all the locks will show “open.”
Another popular way to access JAWRA is through a library subscription managed through your school or agency. If you are working on your institutions’s computer network, the Wiley Online Library recognizes your IP address, and opens the locks. Subscriptions are a budget issue for libraries. So, if you and your colleagues use JAWRA a lot, make sure your librarian knows!
If you still do not have access, you may purchase access to individual articles with a credit card. Some libraries have arrangements to purchase access for their patrons: see your librarian.
Finally, JAWRA authors are allowed to send their colleagues PDF’s of their own articles. (They are not, however, allowed to post them on websites.) On the abstract page, click the Author Information link for an email address, and write the corresponding author to request a copy. Most will be happy to oblige, though this is entirely at their option.