Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Research Paywalls Around the World
Information wants to be free and public funded research should be free. However around the world research is often hidden behind paywalls. In reponse to this situation Open Access has released the Open Access button.
The Open Access Button is a browser bookmarklet that you can use to report and map paywalls blocking access to research that you find while browsing the internet. After you bookmark the offending paywall you just need to complete a short form and the site is added to the Open Access map of research paywalls.