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The Irony Will Not Be Lost on You

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There’s a research article I wanted to share with you.

But I can’t.

The article title: “When Science Becomes Too Easy: Science popularization inclines laypeople to underrate their dependence on experts.”

The journal: Public Understanding of Science.

Sage, the journal’s publisher, has put this article behind a paywall.

You can download it — for $36.

I searched for free ways to access it, including emailing the author. But the link on her site to request a copy for personal use was broken.

I gave up my search after an hour.

You have to hand it to the authors.

They practice what they preach.

P.S.: To go deeper on this issue, see this Nature interview with Nobel laureate Randy Schekman on the open access journal eLife he founded and the future of scientific publishing.