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Is it such a big deal? On the cost of journal use in the digital era

This research found that university researchers cite only a fraction of journals purchased by their libraries, that this fraction is decreasing, and that the cost per cited journal has increased. These findings reveal how academic publishers use various strategies to increase sales and profits in...
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Sci-Hub provides access to nearly all scholarly literature

The website Sci-Hub enables users to download PDF versions of scholarly articles, including many articles that are paywalled at their journal’s site. Sci-Hub has grown rapidly since its creation in 2011, but the extent of its coverage has been unclear.
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Ten simple rules to consider regarding preprint submission

This editorial outlines ten simple rules for academics that are considering using preprints as a scholarly communication mechanism.
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The world’s approach toward publishing in Springer and Elsevier’s APC-funded Open Access journals

This study explored tendencies of the world’s countries—at individual and scientific development levels—toward publishing in APC-funded open access journals. Given the reliance of the APC (Article Processing Costs) model on authors’ affluence and motivation, its affordability and sustainability have been challenged.
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Radicalising the scholarly paper: new forms for the traditional journal article

Over the past decade much discussion has, by necessity due to the positioning of creative writing practice within academia, focused on strategising the creative arts product – e.g. the poem or short story – into the paradigm of research value as non-traditional research output. Meanwhile...