Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free

Those who take on the global industry that traps research behind paywalls are heroes, not thieves.

After my cancer diagnosis this year, I was offered a choice of treatments. I wanted to make an informed decision. This meant reading scientific papers. Had I not used the stolen material provided by Sci-Hub, it would have cost me thousands. Because, like most people, I don’t have this kind of money, I would have given up before I was properly informed.

 

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