Add article authentication at Reviews stage so errors can be picked up at this point
We would like authentication to be added at the Reviews stage so full checking can be carried out at this point.
Currently because ez proxy authentication is added to links after the Review, the student link can give authentication errors that were not visible at Reviews. So if a lecturer bookmarks an article from a free e-journal, the link will work from Reviews but possibly not from the actual list page. As more and more articles are made open access this is a growing issue. (I am also going to suggest separately an article format that does not include authentication).
Lucy Clifford commented
The all-or-nothing approach to adding authentication to article links that Aspire uses does not work. It needs to be optional so we can choose which links should be authenticated - and which authentication method to use, where an organisation uses more than 1 form of authentication.