Data from: Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone

Bohannon J, Elbakyan A

Date Published: April 28, 2016


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Title Sci-Hub download data
Downloaded 7786 times
Description These data include 28 million download request events from the server logs of Sci-Hub from 1 September 2015 through 29 February 2016. The uncompressed 2.7 gigabytes of data are separated into 6 data files, one for each month, in tab-delimited text format.
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Title IPython Notebook for Sci-Hub raw data
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Description IPython Notebook used to process the raw server log data (processing the GIS files into CSV, scraping DOI metadata, etc.).
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Title Sci-Hub publisher DOI prefixes
Downloaded 1207 times
Description Data scraped from the CrossRef website which can be used to replicate the analysis of downloads by publisher.
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Bohannon J (2016) Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone. Science 352(6285): 508-512.

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Bohannon J, Elbakyan A (2016) Data from: Who's downloading pirated papers? Everyone. Dryad Digital Repository.
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