It's Gonna Get a Lot Easier To Break Science Journal Paywalls | WIRED

lkfitz's bookmarks 2017-12-04


"Today, even though you can’t access Scholar directly from the Google-prime page, it has become the internet’s default scientific search engine—even more than once-monopolistic Web of Science, the National Institutes of Health’s PubMed, and Scopus, owned by the giant scientific publisher Elsevier.

But most science is still paywalled. More than three quarters of published journal articles—114 million on the World Wide Web alone, by one (lowball) estimate—are only available if you are affiliated with an institution that can afford pricey subscriptions or you can swing $40-per-article fees."


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Date tagged:

12/04/2017, 10:08

Date published:

12/04/2017, 05:08