Elsevier Is Becoming a Data Company. Should Universities Be Wary?
For years university researchers have complained that the publishing giant has driven up the costs of journals. Now, as data-sharing becomes more valuable, the company’s shifting focus is raising new concerns.
A recent book took aim at accelerating administrative demands and the internalized expectation of measurable productivity that have eroded the quality of academic life and work. Is there a corollary for scholarly publishing?
Sci-Hub Provides Access to Nearly All Scholarly Literature
Sci-Hub's contains 68.9% of all 81.6 million scholarly articles, which rises to 85.2% for those published in closed access journals and 77.0% of the 5.2 million articles published by inactive journals.
The issue regarding free access to academic journals and content is growing increasingly contentious, with founders of sites that enable this facing the might of the law. But should knowledge be exclusive?