Did not find alternative pdf - still room for improvement or error on my end?

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Encountered a specific case where Kopernio did not find an alternative pdf of an article that is behind a paywall whereas a Google search on the manuscript's title gives the pdf as the 3rd search result. It concerns "Pollination syndromes and floral specialization" (Fenster et al. 2004). Is this a cofiguration error on my end or is it possible Kopernio could not find the pdf (definitely a pre-print version).

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Hello,

I'm having some problems reproducing this issue. What happens when you try visit this link?

https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/abs/10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.34.011802.132347

Do you see the Kopernio bar like in the screenshot below?

Best,

Ben

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I do not get the Kopernio bar after clicking the link (on a smartphone).

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Hello Ben,


That was indeed the official link I used the first time. What happened before was that Kopernio was looking for the pdf, didn't seem to find it, and then the Kopernio bar disappeared. If I open that page now, however, it works flawlessly, circumventing the paywall and getting the pdf from researchgate.


Odd that it didn't to that three days ago. Thanks for the feedback.

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Thanks Jan, I'm glad Kopernio is now working as expected. Often we are the "PDF middle man" and can be at the mercy of our data sources. When third-party servers don't respond in time, Kopernio will show a PDF not found message, rather than risking a false positive followed by disappointment when no PDF is available down the line. Don't hesitate to get in touch if you come across any other issues in future.