Bastian Greshake has analysed the full Sci-Hub corpus and found that articles are being downloaded from all over the world, more recently published papers are among the most requested, and there is a marked overrepresentation of requested articles from journals publishing on chemistry.
The open access contracts between the Dutch universities and publishers Elsevier and Springer have to be publicly disclosed. That is the verdict of the committee charged with considering the appeal of the publishers against a freedom of information request.
Sci-Hub Study Suggests Publishers’ Embargoes ‘Not Viable’
Analysis of scholarly publishing’s ‘Napster’ shows that academics are not prepared to wait to access research. 35 per cent of articles downloaded from Sci-Hub were less than two years old when they were accessed.