How Scihub Is at the Forefront of the Quest to Frame Scientific Knowledge as Public Good - The Wire
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"But that said, there is some disagreement among OA advocates over whether SciHub contributes to the mental shift associated with the OA movement. This is a shift that has to take root in the minds of researchers, administrators, educators and the public about the way we develop, share and value scientific knowledge. This is what the rest of the OA movement has been doing for the last oh-so-many decades – pushing public and academic opinion towards the idea of scientific knowledge as a public good and as an intellectual commons for the use of the whole world. SciHub sidestepped this slow, painful work and went straight for the jugular. Whether it hastened the replacement of the current publishing paradigm and the onset of a more equitable, more cooperative future is still an open question."