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Journal Access and Expedited Article Delivery

Expedited Article Delivery FAQs

What is Expedited Article Delivery?

As of February 2024, Expedited Article Delivery is a new library service that provides near-immediate access to articles from e-journals to which the Emory Libraries no longer subscribe. At this time, articles published in these discontinued Wiley journals from 2024 onward are eligible for this expedited service. We are using Article Galaxy Scholar from Reprints Desk to provide this expedited service at a cost to the libraries of $30 per article. However, users of the service will NOT be charged a fee.

Who can use Expedited Article Delivery?

Currently, graduate students, faculty, and staff are eligible to use this new service.

How do I request expedited article delivery?

When you find and select an article for which the Emory Libraries can’t provide immediate access, you will be sent to a library web page (see below) where you can login under How to get it to see your access options, including Expedited Article Delivery, if applicable. You can get to this page via:


  • Articles+
  • The  search link in PubMed
  • The link from Google Scholar or from a library database
  • The LibKey Nomad extension (you will see “access options” when immediate access is not available)


The screen where you can sign in to see article access options looks like this:



Sign in, as prompted, to see your available request options.

  • A link for interlibrary loan will always appear (for non-urgent requests).
  • A link for Expedited Article Delivery delivery will appear for graduate students, faculty and staff (for urgently-needed articles).

If the article qualifies for expedited service, selecting Request Expedited Article Delivery will take you to a screen like the one below, where you can request a PDF copy of the article:



A confirmation message will appear once you've placed your request

How will I receive the article I requested?

Within moments of requesting, Reprints Desk will send you an email with a link to the requested article (see below). Be sure to check your Spam or Junk Mail folder if you do not see a message from Reprints Desk in your Inbox.



What if I have questions about my order?

The delivery email from Reprints Desk (see above) includes an order number and email address for you to use if you have a problem accessing the article or a question about the document you receive. Please be sure to include the order number in your request for assistance. For general questions about Expedited Article Delivery at Emory, please contact

How long will articles be available from Reprints Desk?

Articles will be available for viewing and downloading via the link from Reprints Desk for 30 days from delivery or four (4) views, whichever comes first. Please download and save the article in a place you will remember!

Is there a limit on the number of articles I can request via Expedited Article Delivery?

Not at this time. However, since each article supplied via this service costs the libraries (not requesters) $30, we encourage you to limit your use of Expedited Article Delivery to articles that are needed immediately. For less urgent requests, our Interlibrary Loan team usually can provide electronic copies of articles and chapters within a few hours or the next business day.

Can I share articles I receive through this service?

No. Articles obtained from Reprints Desk through Expedited Article Delivery are for your personal use. If you want to use a journal article to which we do not have access for one of your courses, please place a Course Reserves request via Library Search, our Course Reserves system, or contact

Is Expedited Artlcle Delivery available for all unsubscribed journals?

No, at this time, only articles published in these discontinued Wiley journals from 2024 onward are eligible for this expedited service. However, you always have the option to request any unavailable articles via interlibrary loan using a pre-populated form (see below).

Does Expedited Article Delivery replace interlibrary loan?

This service complements rather than replaces interlibrary loan. Its purpose is to provide near-immediate access to eligible unsubscribed journal content when the need is urgent. Interlibrary loan is always an option for non-urgent requests. Most articles requested via interlibrary loan are supplied within a few hours or the next business day.

What happens if I request an article via Expedited Article Delivery that isn't eligible for that service?

If you use the Expedited Article Delivery link for an article that isn't eligible for that service, you'll see a screen like the one below, letting you know that you can request the article through interlibrary loan (ILL), instead. Click on the Go to Interlibrary Loan button to go to the ILLiad interlibrary loan system:

Click on the Emory Students, Faculty and Staff button to log into


If you're already registered in ILLiad, you'll see an ILL request form with the article information already filled in. Please check that the information is complete and accurate before submitting the ILL request.

If you haven't used ILLiad at Emory before, you'll be prompted to register before going to the pre-populated article request form.