Hiding your research behind a paywall is immoral

Dammit, we’re scientists. Our job is to make knowledge. If we make it, then brick it up behind a wall, we’re wasting our time and our funders’ money – which ultimately means we’re squandering the world’s wealth.

Publishing behind paywalls is immoral. More than that, it’s oxymoronic: if it’s behind a paywall, it hasn’t been published. We have to stop doing it, now and for always.

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