Journal access paywall

Reading something behind a paywall usually means a trip to my nearest institution with access, but this might be an interesting workaround.

See the thread comments, especially

“Just got to sci-hub dot tw and paste in the doi. They have everything (but Twitter doesn’t let you use the URL)”

Seems to be a Russian pirate site that takes donations in bitcoin. The Twitter account is @Sci_Hub. Not gonna link, but it’s easy enough to google.

But common wisdom says if they don’t offer a product, then YOU are the product.  What could be their angle? What data could they be harvesting?

Also mentioned is https://osf.io “Open Science Framework: A scholarly commons to connect the entire research cycle” which seems to be some kind of student/faculty research hub.

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