I'm a big fan of how Google Scholar puts links to full text PDFs of journal articles that are indexed on the internet next to the link the publication page of academic publishers. This means that people who find a reference to a paywalled article in Google Scholar that they do not have access to can still read a PDF from elsewhere on the web.

I've been preparing post-prints of various articles for this purpose. If I post them to academia.edu or ResearchGate, will Google Scholar index them?


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Yes, it will.

See for example:

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