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[–] idle_voating 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Fuck those journals. They're just parasites who get in the way.

edit. Like the major American ISPs, or patent trolls, or bloatware companies.

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[–] Porom 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago  (edited ago)

To a point; journals also serve to weed out pseudo science, misleading analyses, and suspect methodologies. Granted, there are journals that will accept anyone's papers that pay for it, but if you're intimately familiar with your discipline, it becomes very apparent very fast which ones are full of poison and which ones are credible.

Edit: To add, I think all science should be free to access, I just also believe that some journals serve to separate suspect literature from being established as credible.

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[–] idle_voating 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Journals don't have the expertise on hand to assure quality. Peer review does that.

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[–] Turn_Coat 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

If they'd actually weed out psuedo-science then some one needs to test the results, and our academics have grown very lazy about that since tenured faculty need to pump out papers like they're made of money.

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[–] green_man 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

The idea of having to purchase research that is funded by taxes if absolutely appalling. Release the research in its entirety on a torrent, problem solved. If these dickheads want to continue to do whatever it is that they do and sell it fine, but everything produced from the research should be in the public domain and freely available to anyone.

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[–] ratsmack 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

And that's the way it's supposed to be.

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[–] 51rH0n3y84d93r 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

And here I was just using Google Scholar.

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[–] Jawzper 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Link for the lazy: http://sci-hub.io/

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[–] 5066658? [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Seems like that's down and it's now http://sci-hub.bz/

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[–] angelus_72 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Maybe if they weren't constantly trying to rob people, or ripping off universities, they'd get more legitimate traffic...

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[–] DrBunsen 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Science is for free, that is why everyone should use and donate to the Sci Hub

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[–] IamSand 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

We owe it to humanity to host and redistribute those files.

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