Impact of Social Sciences – A closer look at the Sci-Hub corpus: what is being downloaded and from where?

tagteam101's bookmarks 2017-06-13

Summary:

"Sci-Hub remains among the most common sites via which readers circumvent article paywalls and access scholarly literature. But where exactly are its download requests coming from? And just what is being downloaded? Bastian Greshake has analysed the full Sci-Hub corpus and its request data, and found that articles are being downloaded from all over the world, more recently published papers are among the most requested, and there is a marked overrepresentation of requested articles from journals publishing on chemistry...."

Link:

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2017/06/12/a-closer-look-at-the-sci-hub-corpus-what-is-being-downloaded-and-from-where/

From feeds:

Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » peter.suber's bookmarks
Open Access Tracking Project (OATP) » Graham Steel's bookmarks

Tags:

oa.new oa.sci-hub oa.piracy oa.downloads oa.copyright oa.disciplines oa.chemistry oa.guerrilla

Date tagged:

06/13/2017, 06:20

Date published:

06/13/2017, 04:57