Worldwide inequality in access to full text scientific articles: the example of ophthalmology

  title={Worldwide inequality in access to full text scientific articles: the example of ophthalmology},
  author={Christophe Boudry and Patricio Alvarez-Mu{\~n}oz and Ricardo Arencibia-Jorge and D K Ayena and Niels J. Brouwer and Zia Chaudhuri and Brenda Chawner and {\'E}milienne Epee and Khalil Erra{\"i}s and Akbar Fotouhi and Almutez M. Gharaibeh and Dina Hosameldin Hassanein and Martina C. Herwig-Carl and Katherine Howard and Dieudonne Kaimbo Wa Kaimbo and Patricia-Ann Laughrea and Fernando A Lopez and Juan D. Machin-Mastromatteo and Fernando Korn Malerbi and Papa Amadou Ndiaye and Nina Asrini Noor and Josmel Pacheco-Mendoza and Vasilios P. Papastefanou and Mufarriq Shah and Carol L. Shields and Ya Xing Wang and Vasily D. Yartsev and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Mouriaux},
Background The problem of access to medical information, particularly in low-income countries, has been under discussion for many years. Although a number of developments have occurred in the last decade (e.g., the open access (OA) movement and the website Sci-Hub), everyone agrees that these difficulties still persist very widely, mainly due to the fact that paywalls still limit access to approximately 75% of scholarly documents. In this study, we compare the accessibility of recent full text… 

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