Subscription Journal Workarounds
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Gaining access to peer reviewed literature is beyond the financial reach of everyone outside of elite research institutions: subscription prices of scholarly journals increased faster than inflation rate for several decades.
This situation is known as the “price crisis” in scholarly publishing, and it’s hurting the average citizen. At the very moment that most of us carry access to a global information network in our pockets, our ability to tap into the world’s knowledge is eliminated. And it’s not an accident. It’s on purpose.