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originally posted by: DigginFoTroof
There are some really amazing scientific sites that allow you to access high end science sites for research where you might have to pay $40 - $3000 for a single paper (where you may only need a page or two) - it's meant to keep the general public from having knowledge and keeping it for the elite. The site says it is "operating costs" that keep the costs high, but the author gets something like a fraction of 1% of the price paid for the download
I wrote this to explain some things that are often invisible to people who don’t publish in peer-reviewed journals as corresponding authors. My primary purpose for putting up this post is to share that even in the current, imperfect system, there are things that anyone can do to more easily access paywalled papers.
“...it's meant to keep the general public from having knowledge and keeping it for the elite.”