Sci‐Hub: The new and ultimate disruptor? View from the front

  title={Sci‐Hub: The new and ultimate disruptor? View from the front},
  author={David Nicholas and Ch{\'e}rifa Boukacem-Zeghmouri and Jie Xu and Eti Herman and David J. Clark and Abdullah Abrizah and Blanca Rodr{\'i}guez-Bravo and Marzena Świgoń},
  journal={Learned Publishing},
The Harbinger project was a 3‐year‐long international study of the changing attitudes and behaviours of early career researchers (ECRs). One of the aims of the project was to discover if ECRs were adopting disrupting platforms that, legitimately or illegitimately, promote openness and sharing. It has been alleged that such an adoption appeals to them as Millennials. More than 100 ECRs from seven countries were questioned annually, and questions about Sc‐Hub were raised as part of discussions… 
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