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What is new on this Web site?

How do I read articles on your new site?


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1. What is new on this Web site?

In November 2003 Health Affairs joined with Stanford University's HighWire Press to enhance readers' ability to access our contents online, manage their subscriptions online (including more options for institutional subscribers), and make better use of the enormous resources published in the journal since 1981. The new Health Affairs site continues to offer subscribers full online access to our entire archive since 1981, with improved search capability and some new features. You can read more about these new features here.

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2. How do I read articles on your new site?

Each article published in Health Affairs is listed online in a table of contents, by issue (starting with our first issue, Winter 1981). All online articles are available free to subscribers. Articles that are three years old or older are available free online to all site visitors. Because of software, hardware, and formatting changes over the years, some of the early PDFs might appear to have formatting problems, but the information they contain should be complete and fully accessible. If you encounter difficulties with online articles please contact us.

Articles published in more recent years are available in both HTML and PDF format. On each table of contents, readers can check selected abstracts (if abstracts are available -- not all articles contain an abstract) for browsing. Abstracts can be browsed by all site visitors, not just paid subscribers. Paid subscribers have full access to all of the site's features, including full text of articles. Other site visitors are given information on how to obtain single copies or how to subscribe.


Each article's abstract page acts as the gateway to the site's enhanced features, including full text, citation tracking (known as CiteTrack), and eLetters, a new feature allowing readers to post their feedback in a moderated online forum. If you need help along the way, simply click on the "Help" button on the gray bar along the top of every page.

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