Jumping over the paywall: Strategies and motivations for scholarly piracy and other alternatives

  title={Jumping over the paywall: Strategies and motivations for scholarly piracy and other alternatives},
  author={Francisco Segado-Boj and Juan Mart{\'i}n-Quevedo and Juan Jos{\'e} Prieto-Gutierrez},
Despite the advance of the Open Access (OA) movement, most scholarly production can only be accessed through a paywall. We conduct an international survey among researchers (N  =  3304) to measure the willingness and motivations to use (or not use) scholarly piracy sites, and other alternatives to overcome a paywall such as paying with their own money, institutional loans, just reading the abstract, asking the corresponding author for a copy of the document, asking a colleague to get the… 
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