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dc.contributor.author Bohannon, John
dc.contributor.author Elbakyan, Alexandra
dc.coverage.spatial Global
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-28T18:03:43Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-28T18:03:43Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04-28
dc.identifier doi:10.5061/dryad.q447c
dc.identifier.citation Bohannon J (2016) Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone. Science 352(6285): 508-512.
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10255/dryad.114249
dc.description In increasing numbers, researchers around the world are turning to Sci-Hub, the controversial website that hosts 50 million pirated papers and counting. Now, with server log data from Alexandra Elbakyan, the neuroscientist who created Sci-Hub in 2011 as a 22-year-old graduate student in Kazakhstan, Science addresses some basic questions: Who are Sci-Hub's users, where are they, and what are they reading? The Sci-Hub data provide the first detailed view of what is becoming the world's de facto open-access research library. Among the revelations that may surprise both fans and foes alike: Sci-Hub users are not limited to the developing world. Some critics of Sci-Hub have complained that many users can access the same papers through their libraries but turn to Sci-Hub instead—for convenience rather than necessity. The data provide some support for that claim. Over the 6 months leading up to March, Sci-Hub served up 28 million documents, with Iran, China, India, Russia, and the United States the leading requestors.
dc.relation.ispartofseries 352;6284;2016
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.q447c/1
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.q447c/2
dc.relation.haspart doi:10.5061/dryad.q447c/3
dc.relation.isreferencedby doi:10.1126/science.352.6285.508
dc.relation.isreferencedby PMID:27126020
dc.subject open access
dc.subject scientific communication
dc.title Data from: Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.correspondingAuthor gonzo@aaas.org
prism.publicationName Science

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Title Sci-Hub download data
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