Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

The author is not a Sci-Hub fan (calling its appeal "ideological" and its business model " a pure and unashamed 'pirate'", but he does accurately capture the value of Sci-Hub vis-a-vis other reserach article sharing sites such as ResearchGate. "Sci-Hub's attraction, unlike RG's, is not its social media features (it has none), but that it offers free and relatively easy access to millions of papers harvested (illegally) from publishers' websites. It is an open one-stop full-text warehouse."

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