How Sci-Hub is Blowing Up the Academic Publishing Industry
There has been an explosive new development in how scientific research is read and distributed. It’s name is Sci-Hub.
Founded in 2011 by Alexandra Elbakyan (who was, at the time, a 22 year-old graduate student based in Kazakhstan), the site has seen a major uptick in the last year. In February 2016, 6M+ scientific papers were downloaded from Sci-Hub, including articles from major journals like Nature and Science, to more niche titles across many fields, by hundreds of thousands of researchers all across the globe . Simply by punching in a paper title or a DOI (document object … Read the rest