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Legalise Sci-hub :scihub:

Abolish copyright on science :cc_zero: ⚛️

Then every journal will be an open access journal :oa:

Stop me if you've heard this :oa: rant from me before 

@bgcarlisle If we don't establish a structure forcing people to archive their papers in some way, professors are just going to throw them up on their personal webpages and then as they retire or die will lose access to that research

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@Canageek @bgcarlisle Because the magical capitalism fairy is going to keep the papers available when the company folds/is bought out/"pivots"/etc, right?

Many institutions already have what you describe, and require papers be uploaded there. If yours doesn't then it's time you got on their case, or you know, just upload your shit to arXiv.

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@mjog @bgcarlisle My proposed solution would be federal agencies with mandates and funding to archive them rather than relying on universities. Plus the primary publishers in chemistry are nonprofit, though the ACS is only technically a nonprofit at this point. But the RSC is almost as old as my country so I'm pretty confident it's going to stay around

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@Canageek @bgcarlisle Sounds geat! So quit it with the strawman objections and get cracking with the lobbying!

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Stop me if you've heard this :oa: rant from me before 

@mjog @bgcarlisle The big problem though is none of the big journals are based out of Canada, so I can lobby all I want, and we still have to go along with what Europe and the US does. That is why I'm trying to convince other people so they can lobby their more powerful governments.

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