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From In survey, most give thumbs-up to pirated papers by John Travis on 2016-05-06 in Science, question 5 was:

What’s the primary reason you use Sci-Hub or other pirated article repositories?

The possible answers were:

  1. I don’t have any access to the papers — 50.97% 5,046
  2. Convenience--It’s easier to use than the authentication systems provided by the publishers or my libraries — 16.90% 1,673
  3. I object to the profits publishers make off academics — 23.22% 2,299
  4. Other (please specify) — 8.90% 881

Other responses

The 881 Other responses below are from the Survey Monkey page:

I do not use this service 5/5/2016 2:53 PM

NA 5/5/2016 1:26 PM

A combination of all three options. 5/5/2016 1:09 PM

The three before apply 5/5/2016 12:30 PM

all of the above 5/5/2016 12:19 PM

Can't afford it otherwise 5/5/2016 11:40 AM

haven't used it 5/5/2016 11:25 AM

Both, no access and I object the profits publishers make off academics 5/5/2016 10:47 AM

Only if my university does not provide access 5/5/2016 9:56 AM

I use very often official open access journals 5/5/2016 9:23 AM

i don't use them period. these are the folks that create the content I use - why would i shoot them down? 5/5/2016 9:09 AM

I don't access pirated papers but there is no mention of access for the general public in the article. 5/5/2016 8:15 AM

I don't use it! 5/5/2016 8:00 AM

I don't 5/5/2016 6:36 AM

Although I have not used a pirated artilce repository I strongly object to the pay for use structure currently in place. 5/5/2016 3:43 AM

I use arXiv, but I will start using Sci-Hub. 5/5/2016 2:09 AM

I feel anything illegal is wrong. 5/5/2016 12:45 AM

I am a taxi driver I don't need journals. 5/4/2016 10:53 PM

I don't use Sci-Hub 5/4/2016 10:50 PM

All of the above. 5/4/2016 7:42 PM

N/A 5/4/2016 6:15 PM

dont use them 5/4/2016 2:53 PM

I don't use it 5/4/2016 2:49 PM

I haven't used pirated articles 5/4/2016 2:44 PM

Publishers are mafias who profit from the knowledge that should be accessible and free for everyone 5/4/2016 1:50 PM

All of the above, at various points 5/4/2016 1:02 PM

I have never used Sci-Hub 5/4/2016 12:44 PM

I've only ever paid for individual papers. I would have read many more but I could not afford them, so largely gave up. I wasn't studying at an institution that had access to these journals at the time. I was doing my own research. I don't have access to a library that has access to the papers I wanted to read. The journals themselves have been disrupting the (actual) traditional science industry. I do not use the term "rent-seekers" often or lightly, but the modern journal publishing industry has added nothing to scientific endeavour. In fact it's hampered progress and is responsible for the explosive rise of junk science papers. Integrity left the science publishing industry long ago. That is why Aaron Schwarz did what he did. That's why we have Sci-Hub, and Sci-Hub is why we will have now have progress. Thank you for your story. 5/4/2016 12:43 PM

I don't have access to that papers 5/4/2016 12:17 PM

All 3 options 5/4/2016 12:17 PM

I have no money to play subcriptions 5/4/2016 11:14 AM

I dont 5/4/2016 9:32 AM

several of above 5/4/2016 8:18 AM

i just need the paper and sometimes it's too expensive for me at this moment 5/4/2016 7:59 AM

As a last resource, if I don't have access and If any of my colleagues around the world can manage to get access and provide me the article. 5/4/2016 6:58 AM

I have access to a small portion of the papers I need; for others - it is just easier to go directly to Sci-Hub than to check first if I have an access or not 5/4/2016 4:27 AM

i did not use any..but i think it should be legal to improve scientific research 5/4/2016 3:51 AM

Convenience, no full access from university, price is astronomical. 5/4/2016 1:53 AM

I don't but it is insanely frustrating to try to get an article when you pay x amount to go to a school and their journal access doesn't even cover your research. 5/3/2016 11:12 PM

Don't use 5/3/2016 10:38 PM

Convenience primarily, but all of above. Elsevier is probably the most rapacious and uncooperative of the scientific publishers, they deserve it. 5/3/2016 9:21 PM

The national free pappers are poor in specific subjects 5/3/2016 8:10 PM

All of the above and the current system slows the rapid sharing of scientific data 5/3/2016 8:08 PM

In lean years, the costs to non-academic institutions are too high to bear. 5/3/2016 7:41 PM

we already paid for it with gov. grants 5/3/2016 6:18 PM

Not applicable 5/3/2016 6:08 PM

N/A 5/3/2016 5:56 PM

Don't, or at least, haven't yet 5/3/2016 3:55 PM

i wanted to try 5/3/2016 3:14 PM

Not all of the papers I need are available through my university 5/3/2016 2:08 PM

all of the above. 5/3/2016 12:56 PM

I do NOT use a pirated repository; copyright trumps quick access. 5/3/2016 12:39 PM

Don't use it 5/3/2016 12:37 PM

I don't have access to full text. 5/3/2016 12:31 PM

If I used it, it's all of the above 5/3/2016 11:21 AM

i have never used it 5/3/2016 10:51 AM

No applicable 5/3/2016 10:51 AM

Don't use the site but support the concept 5/3/2016 10:47 AM

I have limited access to the papers. 5/3/2016 10:42 AM

I (nonacademic, wide interests) will investigate using Sci-Hub because papers are exorbitantly priced and even so difficult to access. 5/3/2016 10:25 AM

didn't used it 5/3/2016 10:24 AM

Both convenience (especially when not on campus) as well as objecting to profits. I use it despite having good access from my university since I want to help them increase the cache of papers they have before publishers figure out how to stop this. 5/3/2016 10:15 AM

Don't use Sci-Hub, it's blocked in KAUST 5/3/2016 9:34 AM

university libraries buy journals in packages, often I need an article which is not in the package offered by our university. 5/3/2016 8:50 AM

I don't use it. 5/3/2016 7:40 AM

High price of articles and journals. 5/3/2016 7:05 AM

I don't use it 5/3/2016 6:47 AM

N/A 5/3/2016 5:37 AM

Sometimes I don't have access to the papers and sometimes it's a convenience matter 5/3/2016 5:20 AM

I don't have acess to some publications 5/3/2016 4:58 AM

Now it is just convinient, but previously in Russia I had no access to many articles that I needed 5/3/2016 4:24 AM

No all papers are accesible through the university proxy 5/3/2016 3:27 AM

In most cases I dont have access so it is easier to just do sci-hub 5/3/2016 3:16 AM

just for papers that I don't have access 5/3/2016 2:50 AM

all the three reasons above are equally important 5/3/2016 2:43 AM

Never done it 5/3/2016 2:18 AM

haven't used it 5/3/2016 2:09 AM

duh, i'm not a phd student, never used it 5/3/2016 12:55 AM

higher costs in the papers it's simply impossible to pay everytime consulted in a media of 100 papers!! 5/3/2016 12:05 AM

I'm 80, retired, have no institutional access, can't afford subscriptions, yet I want to continue to publish. 5/2/2016 11:12 PM

aaron swartz plus I dont have access to papers 5/2/2016 10:26 PM

I have not used Sci-Hub. 5/2/2016 9:46 PM

Science must be free 5/2/2016 9:02 PM

poor man 5/2/2016 8:37 PM

I don't 5/2/2016 8:12 PM

A mix of the three: in descending importance 2,3,1 5/2/2016 8:01 PM

Little A little B. I am at a smaller institution with less access and the number of domains and waiting for even as single paper can eat upwards of 30 minutes 5/2/2016 7:43 PM

I am a librarian who believes in Open Access and have used SciHub to obtain papers for students that our University library does not have access to. 5/2/2016 7:22 PM

Do not have money to buy the journal 5/2/2016 6:03 PM

I have never had to pirate, but I am against the profits publishers make off of academia 5/2/2016 4:51 PM

knowledge should be free 5/2/2016 4:47 PM

I download articles via sci-hub when my university don't have access to certain articles. 5/2/2016 4:31 PM

free access warantied 5/2/2016 4:22 PM

i do not use SciHub 5/2/2016 4:18 PM

Convenience and I deeply disagree to the profits publishers make off academics 5/2/2016 4:16 PM

i don't really use them 5/2/2016 4:04 PM

I don't because I have university access 5/2/2016 3:39 PM

I do not use it, however I think it's serving a major educational purpose! I t goes w/the 1% & 99% inequality of today. Capitalism is excellent but exploitation is not useful. 5/2/2016 3:29 PM

I haven't... but I think the publishers are killing the goose that lays the golden egg by charging too much... people will (and have) found another way. If they made it more affordable, it would be easier for people to just pay it and go on than find a way to steal it. 5/2/2016 3:03 PM

I don't use. 5/2/2016 3:02 PM

Testing the capabilities 5/2/2016 3:02 PM

economic reasons, my institution is a public university library and we can not pay the subscription 5/2/2016 2:46 PM

I would assume it is access issues and/or for convenience. Although the article cites the problem of two click searches in Google Scholar. Well it sounds as though you would have to search for the title once, and then go to Sci-Hub. How is that easier? 5/2/2016 2:37 PM

the university library that I have acess sometimes does not function 5/2/2016 2:32 PM

I don't 5/2/2016 1:50 PM

dont use scihub but I think that at least (partly) publicly funded research needs to be open access! 5/2/2016 1:48 PM

I haven't used it, but I think all scientific papers should be free access 5/2/2016 1:30 PM

N/A 5/2/2016 1:27 PM

I haven't used it, but if I would it would be for convenience 5/2/2016 1:13 PM

All of the above. 5/2/2016 12:51 PM

Both options 1 and 3 5/2/2016 11:51 AM

Downloads should be priced 1/100 their current prices, paybale through an account like Paypal. Then most people will use it. 5/2/2016 11:48 AM

n/a 5/2/2016 11:42 AM

access to the papers is too expensive 5/2/2016 11:32 AM

This is the "interest rate" of the Iranian properties which YOU blocked! 5/2/2016 11:27 AM

"Journals are not a luxury item." Publishers would do well to make research more affordable. 5/2/2016 11:23 AM

this penalizes libraries as publishers will now raise prices. 5/2/2016 11:19 AM

I don't use Sci-Hub 5/2/2016 11:04 AM

Papers and scientific work is mainly paid by public money and is outrages to see private companies making huge profits from work they did not contributed to. 5/2/2016 10:42 AM

I never use it. 5/2/2016 10:01 AM

it's one and three together 5/2/2016 10:00 AM

its a wild wild world out there. I can't verify all possible sources for legal status 5/2/2016 9:37 AM

I do not use 5/2/2016 9:26 AM

One specific publisher that the university is reluctant to pay but it publishes substantial amount of knowledge in my area. I combine acces from two university libraries and one scientific informaiton library from another country and cannot get access to these papers by another means. All involved are European OECD countries... 5/2/2016 8:49 AM

I don't use it 5/2/2016 8:11 AM

I was testing it out. I favor researcher self-archiving rather than piracy, which would be unnecessary if all researchers self-archived, 5/2/2016 7:58 AM

idont 5/2/2016 7:57 AM

I am not having money to buy journals 5/2/2016 7:51 AM

Knowledge should not be hoarded by the wealthy; it should be freely accessible to all. 5/2/2016 7:48 AM

It was not avail on our subscribtion list and the price of $40 per article is outrageous by any standards (1 payday at min federal salary rate!) 5/2/2016 7:45 AM

I don't use them. The only defensible reason would be not having access -but with the sharing initiative by Elseveir, and I assume other publishers have similar, that is also indefensible. I am a librarian and a big advocate of Open Access and truly think the publishers are making too much money and this should all be free, but stealing isn't the best way to change the system. 5/2/2016 7:45 AM

not using 5/2/2016 7:25 AM

NA 5/2/2016 6:57 AM

My network connection blocks the official publishers. 5/2/2016 6:51 AM

No primary reason, all 3 above: access, convenience, & a sense of fair play 5/2/2016 5:51 AM

science should be free 5/2/2016 5:47 AM

All of the above 5/2/2016 5:28 AM

Dont have access to multiple publishers 5/2/2016 5:11 AM

I used it for the papers which my university doesn't have access to. 5/2/2016 4:50 AM

I donot use pirated papers. 5/2/2016 4:34 AM

I have not money for to pay the expensive rates 5/2/2016 3:25 AM

Convenience and we don't have all papers licensed 5/2/2016 3:05 AM

Curious if it works 5/2/2016 1:01 AM

Not applicable, but we should all support Sci-Hub; it will change the world of science and scholarship for the good 5/2/2016 12:55 AM

I didn't know about it until I read this article 5/2/2016 12:50 AM

I don't use Sci-Hub or any other repo 5/2/2016 12:44 AM

I haven't yet used it, but I will do so once I no longer have institutional access to research. 5/2/2016 12:15 AM

it was not possible to me to find the papers i got from Sc-Hub from other founts 5/2/2016 12:03 AM

A great deal of the scientific production in the world is fueled by taxpayer taxes. So, it is unreasonable that the knowledge generated back to society through a new bite on earnings, but this time one that will actually feed a science parasite, the publishers. 5/1/2016 11:13 PM

For when institution subscription doesnt cover the article. Also, it gives a better number to researchers about the interest they make in the field with their article. The greater the pirating number, the greater the interest and GoT! 5/1/2016 11:12 PM

I think all academic articles should be open access. I also object to publishers profiting by impeding access to primarily government (tax) and charitably funded research. 5/1/2016 10:39 PM

Necessity to keep my research 5/1/2016 10:35 PM

Sometimes I don't have access and sometimes it's easier to use than the authentication system 5/1/2016 9:27 PM

I do not pirate articles but after learning that modern day scientist have to pay that much for papers just to formulate and prove theories is holding science back because of greed. The internet has allowed information to evolve and scientific theories should be free for all to use. Publishing will never change because of the need for scholarly accuracy, but the progress of science does change when you hold theories back because of money greed. 5/1/2016 9:17 PM

don`t use 5/1/2016 7:17 PM

I don't use 5/1/2016 7:07 PM

I never used it 5/1/2016 6:26 PM

So far, just to test it 5/1/2016 5:39 PM

I don’t have access to all the papers needed. 5/1/2016 5:37 PM

All of the above and my belief that the principle of open access is more consistent with the principles of science 5/1/2016 5:21 PM

n/a 5/1/2016 4:42 PM

I don't use pirated papers. Struggle with abstracts only and full access or papers supplied by authors on ResearchGate 5/1/2016 4:19 PM

A combination of no access, and no royalties offered to researchers from sales. The pubisher's business model is parasitic and a barrier to progress. 5/1/2016 3:58 PM

money money money 5/1/2016 3:22 PM

n/a 5/1/2016 3:00 PM

Too expensive 5/1/2016 2:50 PM

Research papers by my father from the 1960s-1980s - should be freely available by now surely?? 5/1/2016 2:41 PM

I don't have access to all the papers that i need. 5/1/2016 2:40 PM

I don't 5/1/2016 2:33 PM

n/a 5/1/2016 2:27 PM

knowledge is the property of mankind 5/1/2016 1:41 PM

Not all universities are capable of getting subscription from the most reputed journals. But, they can publish outstanding efforts and scientific data from anywhere from the globe. It is important to note by every nation that, science is for human benift, therefore it is nessesary to give scientific data support to every scientist. The ultimate goal of any human being should be happiness not money. 5/1/2016 1:13 PM

I object to the unreasonable profits publishers make of academics (authors and reviewers) 5/1/2016 12:25 PM

Never used it, but tempted for convenience 5/1/2016 12:22 PM

I don't know how to access it. 5/1/2016 12:16 PM

N/A 5/1/2016 12:12 PM

All of the above. 5/1/2016 11:50 AM

I live in iran, under international sanctions, we had no other choice 5/1/2016 10:53 AM

I don't download pirate articles. 5/1/2016 10:46 AM

If I work at home I can't use university subscription 5/1/2016 10:30 AM

My university does´t have access to some base data 5/1/2016 9:05 AM

No, but current science publishing practices are unethical, pragmatically hindering to science, and should be disrupted. 5/1/2016 8:54 AM

official restrictions 5/1/2016 8:19 AM

publicly funded research belongs to the public 5/1/2016 8:02 AM

All of the above, depending on the occassion. 5/1/2016 7:58 AM

I live in a world of unremitting ignorance 5/1/2016 7:53 AM

I don't have access to all journals. Whenever I didn't get it through my library, i use sci-hub 5/1/2016 7:46 AM

I would use it to give control back to to researchers 5/1/2016 6:30 AM

i have access to few articles and for the rest i have to pay which i cant afford so i use sci hub 5/1/2016 6:30 AM

I don't use or download illegal material but I support it in part because I hare the profit publishers make off academics and their institutions. 5/1/2016 6:25 AM

I can't afford buying journal articles 5/1/2016 6:12 AM

n/a 5/1/2016 5:12 AM

points #2 and #3 5/1/2016 5:05 AM

research 5/1/2016 4:38 AM

I do not have access to those papers. 5/1/2016 4:32 AM

no use 5/1/2016 4:11 AM

Offers more comprehensive access to journals 5/1/2016 3:18 AM

I never heard of it and I work at a major top tier place 5/1/2016 1:59 AM

k 5/1/2016 1:44 AM

i dont use it 5/1/2016 1:24 AM

I'm a poor student. I can't even afford my meal sometimes, let alone paying journal. I need the journal for my practical report. 5/1/2016 1:17 AM

I'm retired, can't afford those gross bloodsucking prices those leeches are asking. 5/1/2016 1:11 AM

I object to paywalls when taxpayers, both individuals and businesses are the primary funders of the moneys directed toward research and publications, so charging us twice for science we sponsor is unconscionable. I generally use arXiv and similar free access sites as I prefer to stay legal, but I love science and engineering. It takes too much for me, a retired AF pilot, to qualify for free access by being enrolled, or paying huge membership fees to get journals. I'd like to try Sci-Hub just to see what they've got that I'd like to read. I am 73. 5/1/2016 12:31 AM

i didn't know about pirated article repositories 5/1/2016 12:27 AM

I am a student, i need research articles, sci-hub provides access to papers thus facilitating us into scientific knowledge otherwise i will be stuck with the authentication and everything. It increases chances of research publicity. 5/1/2016 12:20 AM

I object to barriers to access to common knowledge 5/1/2016 12:08 AM

no 5/1/2016 12:00 AM

Public/Gov funded research should be available to the public full stop. 4/30/2016 11:39 PM

Both 1 and 3 4/30/2016 11:02 PM

Just exploring - I'm not a student 4/30/2016 10:35 PM

I don't use it 4/30/2016 10:09 PM

ease of access and no access to "higher" grade journals 4/30/2016 9:44 PM

its so expensive to pay for every paper i need 4/30/2016 9:39 PM

I don't use it (but I do download pirated books when I get the chance to) 4/30/2016 8:36 PM

There are some articles ican´t acces wtith my institutional account 4/30/2016 8:06 PM

I don't use them 4/30/2016 7:51 PM

Never used 4/30/2016 7:40 PM

I have never pirated a paper, but would if needed. 4/30/2016 7:38 PM

Most of the times I need it for quick lookups whether it may be of use on Wikipedia - nothing I would buy it for. Also I believe that (almost) all papers should be available openly to all. 4/30/2016 7:24 PM

I agree with the Ideology of the free access 4/30/2016 7:16 PM

To try it out & show it to researchers who may not have the same access as I do 4/30/2016 6:52 PM

I have access to some papers, but not to all papers I want. Then I use SciHub 4/30/2016 6:51 PM

All of the above 4/30/2016 6:46 PM

Not all articles are available via subscription. 4/30/2016 6:43 PM

I use it when my university access isnt't subscribed to that journal 4/30/2016 6:25 PM

I don't 4/30/2016 6:25 PM

I never had to, but I would use if I couldnt access an important paper 4/30/2016 6:14 PM

I don't. 4/30/2016 6:09 PM

US Citizen. If public libraries did free or nearly free PDF interlibrary loans for their patrons. I would use local libraries. 4/30/2016 6:04 PM

Education has become an instituionalized luxury accessible to individuals with accumulatd wealth. What about those of us at the bottom of the social hierachy? We will never reach heights of sucesss because the institution does not nurture the poor. Education should provide tools,insight, and knowledge to enhance our quality of life. On the contrary, it's has hindered individual's potential for greatness- Amaris Jacobs, 22, L.A. CA 4/30/2016 5:45 PM

I dont 4/30/2016 5:29 PM

Because as many people say, the cost to access these papers is exorbitant. I'd have a different opinion if researchers made some significant percentage of the costs, but they don't. I'd also not say anything if I could get a year's subscription to everything for a few dollars--the actual cost of storing the data. But since Elsevier and other orgs greedily charge anywhere between $10 and $1000 PER PAPER, I say give them the finger. 4/30/2016 5:20 PM

not applicable 4/30/2016 5:02 PM

I never downloaded pirated papers. 4/30/2016 4:53 PM

I don't use Sci-Hub (yet) but I do object to the publishers profits. Where is the value added? Goverment, NGOs, or industry pays for the research. The authors have to pay the journal to publish. The reviewers get nothing. And then the publishers charges outrageous prices for allowing digital downloads. 4/30/2016 4:39 PM

All of the above plus I believe in public access. 4/30/2016 4:36 PM

I don't, but if I did, it would be 3 4/30/2016 4:19 PM

Did't 4/30/2016 4:14 PM

All of the above. 4/30/2016 4:11 PM

This is the first I have heard of Sci-Hub, so I haven't had the opportunity to use it. I am like Rahimi, and am stuck paying the $45 for an article, or go without it. If I had known about Sci-Hub, I probably would have accessed needed scientific works thru it, without guilt.. I have had to pay upwards of $50 for ONE research paper. My payment did not even allow me access to the other articles within the SAME edition as the study of interest I needed. Often relevant editorials, letters, or even other original research studies exist in the same volume as the research study of interest. One must pay, however, to access each article, letter, editorial individually, even when they occur in the same edition of a journal. I believe scientific research NEEDS TO BE accessible to everyone, regardless of their social or financial status...If limitations to access must be endured, it seems more appropriate to enforce responsible use of the information..I have too often been in Rahimi's circumstance, and I see it as EXPLOITATION by the fat cat publishers who, if I am to believe this article, obtain access to the studies free, albeit "illegally", then force the curious investigators/individuals to PAY for the same scientific information!! Granted, pirating is anti-capitalistic.Clearly, however Rahimi (and Mr. Bohannan) have brought to the forefront a complex matter of considerable more controversy, and substance than simply the ethics of piracy. It is, indeed, the question of global access to scientific research. Kudos. 4/30/2016 4:07 PM

DO NOT USE, However predatory practices including price gouging by publishers encourages this, and quite frankly they sort of deserve it. I am professional bound not to use them, but I sympathize with faculty and students being left out to dry. 4/30/2016 4:03 PM

I only use Sci-Hub for the articles that I haven´t access from my university journalst subcriptions. I like to think that Sci-hub is for share the knowledge that is price-retricted, but if my institution have pay for it and support the work of the publishers I'll be rational and take it from both sides in a good way. 4/30/2016 3:59 PM

all above 4/30/2016 3:55 PM

Didn't know how to find these. Will try again. 4/30/2016 3:53 PM

Even with access, publisher websites sometimes don't work. 4/30/2016 3:51 PM

Don't use 4/30/2016 3:50 PM

I don't have acesso to some papers 4/30/2016 3:50 PM

I dont Use Sci-Hub, But I belive any kind of Education material should be free to the public 4/30/2016 3:46 PM

No access would be the main reason (independent researchers are always ignored in these stories), but I also strongly object against the obscene profits by companies like Elsevier and the like (and the obscene salaries of their managers) 4/30/2016 3:22 PM

I don't use it 4/30/2016 3:12 PM

I don't use them. 4/30/2016 3:04 PM

Should be freely available for everyone. 4/30/2016 2:55 PM

Because I would like to fuck those fuckers at Elsevier in their price gouging asses. 4/30/2016 2:41 PM

I haven't used them but I applaud them, the publishers are making unjustified huge profits. They deserve this. 4/30/2016 2:37 PM

some papers are not possible to take by institutional subscription 4/30/2016 2:30 PM

When the access of my university does not have access to the paper 4/30/2016 2:20 PM

Don't 4/30/2016 2:06 PM

I don't use them 4/30/2016 2:03 PM

do not use 4/30/2016 1:40 PM

institutions/universities do not always have access to every publisher 4/30/2016 1:18 PM

I'm no scientist and I don't use Sci-Hub but I'm all for sharing information freely. 4/30/2016 1:16 PM

I do not use it 4/30/2016 1:15 PM

I do not work at any university. However, I have to read scientific articles often. I can go to a university library and download the papers required legally (at least it's true for Germany). However, It will take half a day, 1h to to the library, 2h searching, 1h travelling back. And the next day I will realize that I need one article more to read... I can legally download scientific papers, but it will cost me too much time. So why should I go to a library and not using Sci-Hub or some other source? 4/30/2016 1:12 PM

I don't use them, but I don't object to them existing 4/30/2016 1:09 PM

I can't afford journal article prices while paying tuition out of pocket and need them for classes. 4/30/2016 1:05 PM

i didn't know that its illegal, i have used it a couple of times but i feel guilty and its theft, it should be blocked 4/30/2016 1:01 PM

All of the above. Research of practical application, updating knowledge is very important. 4/30/2016 12:58 PM

most valuable papers for students (reference works) aren´t aviable with my Uni acces 4/30/2016 12:57 PM

I don't have access to the papers and I object to the profits publishers make off academics. They are scraping for money to conduct their research while publishers are getting rich publishing their hard work. Are you f****** kidding me? Do we still not realize how wrong that is? 4/30/2016 12:43 PM

this question invalidly assumes that I use illegal means. I do not. 4/30/2016 12:40 PM

both 1 and 3 4/30/2016 12:37 PM

Peer reviewed knowledge is a human right. 4/30/2016 12:27 PM

I do not have access to some of the papers and its very convinient the way to download 4/30/2016 12:26 PM

Retired, but want to stay current with my field of interest. 4/30/2016 12:22 PM

No 4/30/2016 12:21 PM

i dont 4/30/2016 12:15 PM

I don't use it, but that's because I have a very good library which will get any paper we don't have access to through agreements. 4/30/2016 12:05 PM

Researchers make all the editing work when they submit a paper, in the internet era $30 a page charge is plain robery, much worse than using pirated articles 4/30/2016 11:43 AM

I don't use SciHub because I work at a university that gives me access to most databases. However, the academic publishing model is ridiculous. I hope Sci-Hub will give it a very needed goading. 4/30/2016 11:42 AM

fast and safe downloads 4/30/2016 11:41 AM

Don't use Sci Hub. But publishers have to be less greedy. 4/30/2016 11:09 AM

I never used any because I had never needed them so far... Although I answered "no" in the next question 6., I think the science publishing industry has to fully review their policies and philosophy - the world needs it! It doesn't make sense "making laws and restrictions" that go against basic needs of people... 4/30/2016 10:42 AM

excessively insane paywall 4/30/2016 10:25 AM

Na 4/30/2016 10:25 AM

Never used 4/30/2016 10:19 AM

It's wrong to limit knowledge to the rich 4/30/2016 10:16 AM

This question does not apply. I do not use Sci-Hub 4/30/2016 10:16 AM

Not applicable 4/30/2016 10:02 AM

I didn't even know about scihub. Thanks to this amazing article, now I do :) 4/30/2016 9:59 AM

i poor, i haz no moniez 4/30/2016 9:50 AM

I don't use it 4/30/2016 9:48 AM

I don't have enough money 4/30/2016 9:46 AM

I would pay 1USD or 1EUR per paper, but 30-60USD/EUR, it is too much! I am not as rich... 4/30/2016 9:43 AM

I object to the profits publishers make off academics and the people. They are shameless thiefs, frauds and swindlers and they should be behind bars already, not Elbakyan. 4/30/2016 9:43 AM

I live in Venezuela 4/30/2016 9:35 AM

the three all together, I have limited access, I can only do it from the university computers so I cannot use them from home and I don't like making them profit 4/30/2016 9:33 AM

I have good access to papers through my institution, so I don't see the need to use pirated papers personally, but I think that science and scientific development needs as many eyes as possible. And open access is the best way to further the human race. Copyright laws are trivialities that we need to overcome as a species. 4/30/2016 9:30 AM

I think it is a crime to keep any scholarly information from scholars and the public who wish to learn... But I do not use it as I am luckily enough to have access or friends who do have access to legal sources 4/30/2016 9:23 AM

All of the above 4/30/2016 9:21 AM

Testing it 4/30/2016 9:21 AM

My field is already moving to/has moved to open access, so I don't need these kinds of resources. 4/30/2016 9:16 AM

all of the above 4/30/2016 9:05 AM

I don't use or download pirated content. 4/30/2016 9:05 AM

N/A 4/30/2016 8:48 AM

Its expensive 4/30/2016 8:34 AM

gain time and save money 4/30/2016 8:33 AM

I didn't know about SciHub until now. 4/30/2016 8:33 AM

All of the above. 4/30/2016 8:29 AM

Knowledge should be free, like inside your brain. 4/30/2016 8:28 AM

I haven't used it 4/30/2016 8:17 AM

Its much expensive pay all papers that i need. 4/30/2016 8:15 AM

I don't use any repository of pirated articles. However, I use accounts from friends doing their academic grades in other universities 4/30/2016 8:06 AM

1st and 2nd 4/30/2016 8:02 AM

2 and 3 4/30/2016 8:00 AM

object to profits and the lack of reward reviewers receive. Plus authentication system is much easier without having to jump through multiple URLs 4/30/2016 7:50 AM

i have not used it 4/30/2016 7:41 AM

IT is nessesary in develloping countries 4/30/2016 7:35 AM

As a non-scientist, access to articles is not strictly necessary for me; it is simply hobbyist interest. Most recently I downloaded a pirated article from a study on human sexuality to try and make sense of my own sexual identity. 4/30/2016 7:34 AM

soon I will lose access to journals 4/30/2016 7:34 AM

NA 4/30/2016 7:29 AM

All of the above 4/30/2016 6:54 AM

it is no. 1 + no. 3 4/30/2016 6:53 AM

I am retired. I don't have access and can't afford to pay for articles I wish to read to stay in touch with scientific advances. So I get frustrated when I try to learn something and can't get past the abstract. I understand the need for editing and content management, but the cost per article and the difficulty accessing has to change. The part you didn't report on was how much the companies profit from the publishing. If it were a non-profit industry, perhaps it could stimulate scientific advances globally. Controlling the data does not help the earth, nor mankind within it. I do think it is wrong to steal, but I have an objection to the control of scientific information in private hands. 4/30/2016 6:48 AM

Access papers when I'm not in the lab 4/30/2016 6:48 AM

First, I do not need it. Next, I do not need to cite papers when writting my own scientific results. References induce researchers to mistakes. Only the summary is enough. Finally, this survey is poor to achieve a good discussion of the problem. Thus, I am using this place to say my position. Reduce the price and the problem will be solved.. 4/30/2016 6:41 AM

I don't use Sci-Hub 4/30/2016 6:38 AM

I just heard of Sci-Hub in this article for the first time!! 4/30/2016 6:38 AM

for papers that are not included in the university library agreement with publishers 4/30/2016 6:30 AM

It speeds up my work 4/30/2016 6:28 AM

I don't. 4/30/2016 6:21 AM

We dont have free access to all journals and buying so many articles is not affordable. 4/30/2016 6:16 AM

All of the above: some papers are out of my reach through University subscriptions, require me to use a vpn when I'm away from campus and the subscriptions are overpriced in the first place 4/30/2016 5:58 AM

I use it outside the university (at home, from public places, etc.) 4/30/2016 5:55 AM

I don't use pirated article. 4/30/2016 5:47 AM

i don't use it 4/30/2016 5:45 AM

I have never used one 4/30/2016 5:31 AM

First two 4/30/2016 5:07 AM

No access (I have access to plenty just not always what I need, publishers profiting off authors AND users, why should I buy a paper I'm not 100% certain I need (an abstract doesn't tell the whole story and is often misleading since it is used as a selling point for the paper) 4/30/2016 4:41 AM

I don't use SCI hub 4/30/2016 4:31 AM

I do not use pirated papers 4/30/2016 4:27 AM

Don't use 4/30/2016 4:24 AM

money 4/30/2016 4:17 AM

I am a private citizen wanting to research my illness for my own use. 4/30/2016 4:01 AM

I don't use it 4/30/2016 3:40 AM

I do not use these sites 4/30/2016 3:07 AM

Financial Problem 4/30/2016 3:07 AM

i tried to get a paper because my university didn't have an access to it 4/30/2016 3:03 AM

N/A 4/30/2016 2:48 AM

Do you really think that all students can afford buying papers? Do you think a scholar should waste so much time in finding other means of access? Don't you think it's better to spend that time in reading a freely accessible paper? 4/30/2016 2:28 AM

All of the above 4/30/2016 2:25 AM

I have access but just for a few papers at university 4/30/2016 2:04 AM

I haven't, but if I had, it would be for all of the above, more likely than not 4/30/2016 1:59 AM

Don't use it 4/30/2016 1:56 AM

It is a pain in the ass to search in my uni library's system. 4/30/2016 1:18 AM

I don't use 4/30/2016 1:08 AM

N/A 4/30/2016 1:02 AM

r 4/30/2016 1:00 AM

I haven't used it, but I support it. 4/30/2016 12:54 AM

never used sci-hub or alternative, question does not apply after Q2 and Q3 4/30/2016 12:36 AM

N/ A 4/30/2016 12:31 AM

I think it will push scientific and technological development forward. 4/30/2016 12:24 AM

Access and convenience both 4/30/2016 12:12 AM

I don't have access to specific papers like Nature Publishin group or Sage Publications because my university library doesn't have subscription. 4/29/2016 11:55 PM

immediate availability if i did need it 4/29/2016 11:49 PM

I wasn't using it before... 4/29/2016 11:48 PM

N/a 4/29/2016 11:46 PM

Haven't used. Writing on principle. 4/29/2016 11:36 PM

I don't use pirated articles 4/29/2016 11:33 PM

I use sci-hub only when I can't get paper by university library 4/29/2016 11:31 PM

I don't use scihub 4/29/2016 11:22 PM

I use Research gate as that has allowable preprints posted by the author. Or. I go to the author's dept web page or their university repository. So not pirated versions. 4/29/2016 11:05 PM

All of the above 4/29/2016 10:54 PM

All of the above 4/29/2016 10:52 PM

Disagree! 4/29/2016 10:37 PM

Both the first and second option on this question 4/29/2016 10:30 PM

I don't have access to some papers and I object to the absurd profits of publishers without reimbursement to peer reviewers and authors 4/29/2016 10:25 PM

There isn't full access to all the papers I need through my institutional subscription 4/29/2016 10:19 PM

I do not. 4/29/2016 10:10 PM

never heard of it until now 4/29/2016 10:04 PM

I don't use it. 4/29/2016 9:37 PM

don't do it 4/29/2016 9:31 PM

Though I understand the principle that if publishers like Elsevier stop existing, scientists will be financially affected and there may be a reduction in research, I believe many journals charge too high a price for publications and that the attention Sci-Hub is attracting to this issue will bring down prices. This predicament is about lowering extremely high prices so that researchers who need to work with a multitude of sources (which they often do) can do so without jeopardizing their financial situations. 4/29/2016 9:26 PM

Taxpayers have a right to see the research they funded. 4/29/2016 9:19 PM

paid articles that arw way too expensive, and u never know if u need the article or not untill you reat it 4/29/2016 9:03 PM

This is a leading making an assumption that may not be true for respondents 4/29/2016 9:01 PM

I don't use it 4/29/2016 8:47 PM

Don't have access, object to publishers making unproportionate money from publishig and reviewing, supporting the fight for the right to knowledge for EVERY person 4/29/2016 8:40 PM

Regardless anyone earns anything from papers, I consider access should always be free for either the authors and readers, or only cost server maintainance/hosting. 4/29/2016 8:34 PM

I don’t have any access to the papers + I object to the profits publishers make off academics 4/29/2016 8:32 PM

I answered no above... 4/29/2016 8:31 PM

I haven't. 4/29/2016 8:24 PM

bmvn 4/29/2016 8:23 PM

Not all publishers take into account the interests of subscribers: no standard set of magazines often include the desired logs - and vice versa include unnecessary. If the feedback from the subscriber to the publisher worked better , the scientists do not have to be sought articleы in the sci-hub. 4/29/2016 8:16 PM

I dont 4/29/2016 8:02 PM

When I have no access from my universty proxy 4/29/2016 7:51 PM

Not used 4/29/2016 7:47 PM

I haven't heard of Sci-Hub until this article 4/29/2016 7:28 PM

Limites acces to soné Papers 4/29/2016 7:28 PM

NA 4/29/2016 7:27 PM

No reason, don't use them. 4/29/2016 7:13 PM

NA 4/29/2016 7:04 PM

I have limited access to repositories, because my University only subscribes to a tiny fraction of them. 4/29/2016 6:57 PM

When the article is not available from my university library 4/29/2016 6:57 PM

I study subjects in my spare time, at home, for the simple reason that I'm curious. 4/29/2016 6:51 PM

All of the above 4/29/2016 6:44 PM

haven't use yet, perhaps later... 4/29/2016 6:44 PM

I don't 4/29/2016 6:36 PM

Points 1 & 3 above 4/29/2016 6:34 PM

Fuck editorials 4/29/2016 6:33 PM

I often work from home 4/29/2016 6:31 PM

I don't. 4/29/2016 6:30 PM

I don't use Sci-Hub or other repositories. 4/29/2016 6:28 PM

I don t 4/29/2016 6:22 PM

I have access to some but not all articles through my university subscriptions 4/29/2016 6:19 PM

I dont 4/29/2016 6:11 PM

Copyright laws were originally intended to advance our knowledge and not to impede it 4/29/2016 6:11 PM

i dont 4/29/2016 6:11 PM

n/a 4/29/2016 6:08 PM

Neither our libraries nor me have access to any scientific papers 4/29/2016 6:03 PM

Publishers charge the original authors a publication charge, and show double digit profit margins. To then subsequently place papers behind a paywall, papers describing research generally paid for already by taxpayer money, is greedy and immoral. 4/29/2016 5:58 PM

The journal articles were not available in my library 4/29/2016 5:56 PM

As a PhD student, I've never used Sci-Hub and mostly use pubmed. However, the current system is terrible for those without access and is severely detrimental to scientific advancement in my opinion. 4/29/2016 5:55 PM

Convenience sometimes, other times i don't have access through my university 4/29/2016 5:49 PM

I dont use resources but I agree with those that do. Gross profits 4/29/2016 5:47 PM

I havent downloaded anything 4/29/2016 5:45 PM

Papers from publically funded research should br free 4/29/2016 5:43 PM

I don't. 4/29/2016 5:42 PM

I could use my wife's personal university subscription, which in fact is just as illegal, but much less convenient. 4/29/2016 5:30 PM

I haven't used it 4/29/2016 5:25 PM

A combination of all three, but mostly i use it for papers i don't have access to through my university credentials 4/29/2016 5:21 PM

Information deserves to be free 4/29/2016 5:11 PM

A combination of all three. 4/29/2016 5:09 PM

All of the above 4/29/2016 5:05 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 5:04 PM

Many publishers have distorted the system and price gouge. 4/29/2016 5:04 PM

I've not used it, but I understand why people do. It's usually more convenient and researchers in developing countries have very limited access while the publishers continue to profit. 4/29/2016 5:02 PM

I use it for some papers for which my institution doesn't have access 4/29/2016 5:02 PM

Never heard of Sci-Hub before 4/29/2016 5:01 PM

never used 4/29/2016 4:58 PM

I don´t have acces to many journals when i work in home. 4/29/2016 4:52 PM

principal: publicly funded means research belongs to the public NOT Science or Nature. 4/29/2016 4:50 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 4:47 PM

I don't 4/29/2016 4:40 PM

n/a 4/29/2016 4:37 PM

Testing 4/29/2016 4:36 PM

You can't answer this in one line - open access BUT fair retribution, etc.. 4/29/2016 4:33 PM

All of the above. 4/29/2016 4:30 PM

Havent had the need to yet 4/29/2016 4:27 PM

I don't pirate scientific papers ever. 4/29/2016 4:25 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 4:25 PM

none 4/29/2016 4:24 PM

never used it 4/29/2016 4:23 PM

I don't use it. 4/29/2016 4:21 PM

I don't 4/29/2016 4:21 PM

I haven't, but I wish there were an affordable subscription fee for the public (not affiliated with a university) to access articles, not just an abstract. 4/29/2016 4:21 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 4:21 PM

not applicable 4/29/2016 4:20 PM

Love for progress 4/29/2016 4:18 PM

Not used 4/29/2016 4:15 PM

I don't use them 4/29/2016 4:13 PM

I've never used SciHub, but I might now 4/29/2016 4:11 PM

Usurious rates, especially for dated research 4/29/2016 4:11 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 4:05 PM

Independent science deserves a chance. 4/29/2016 4:04 PM

I don't use that shit 4/29/2016 4:03 PM

I dont use them. 4/29/2016 4:01 PM

When im not in universitaria I dont hace access to libraries 4/29/2016 3:58 PM

only use in scientific "emergencies" for quick access. 4/29/2016 3:56 PM

No money 4/29/2016 3:55 PM

I cannot afford to pay for papers 4/29/2016 3:50 PM

I haven't, but if I do, 1 and 3 would apply. 4/29/2016 3:46 PM

Fuck scientific publishers whose paywall revenue model reflects a historical artifact form when information was a physical commodity. 4/29/2016 3:45 PM

Na 4/29/2016 3:38 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 3:37 PM

NA 4/29/2016 3:34 PM

too expensive 4/29/2016 3:33 PM

Elsevier thinks charging $80 for a poorly-scanned, potentially illegible paper written in 1950, without an English translation, is acceptable. It's not. That firm is a blight on science. 4/29/2016 3:32 PM

It's my life and if people don't like it, then kill me. I don't have time to suffer selfish people who think they deserve everything. They can die in 10 fires. 4/29/2016 3:28 PM

All three combined. 4/29/2016 3:27 PM

I live in Venezuela. My salary as assistant professor is nearly $ 20 per month at black market exchange 4/29/2016 3:24 PM

I do NOT use Sci-Hub 4/29/2016 3:24 PM

I have university access. I do not use pirated articles. 4/29/2016 3:22 PM

just to see how easy it was. 4/29/2016 3:04 PM

A lot young scientists don't have money to pay for get access to paper 4/29/2016 3:02 PM

As a grad student, I benefit from my institutions subscription to PubMed, etc. If I don't have this luxury when I graduate, I will absolutely use Sci-Hub. $30 per article?!? You've got to be kidding. OF COURSE they will be ripped off, and they should be. We pay Science to publish. Advertisers pay Science for space. Hard copy subscriptions popular journals can be literally $1000’s. The little guys (us) get screwed and the bureaucrats who run the journals get rich. Of course we will find work arounds. It shouldn’t take a PhD to deduce that… 4/29/2016 3:02 PM

I don't use it. 4/29/2016 3:01 PM

I don't use Sci-Hub 4/29/2016 2:59 PM

Convenience and/or nonprofit recreational reading 4/29/2016 2:55 PM

I use many of them to treat people with rare diseases, but I cannot afford paying so much. I have univeristy access but it's not enough. 4/29/2016 2:54 PM

I don't use it but I support what it does. 4/29/2016 2:52 PM

I don't use them because I have reasonably good access through my university. That said, I understand and sympathize with others who do not have good access and use the site. 4/29/2016 2:51 PM

Prices are too high and profits don't go to researchers 4/29/2016 2:42 PM

NA 4/29/2016 2:39 PM

apathy 4/29/2016 2:38 PM

Haven't had the need to yet. 4/29/2016 2:38 PM

financial issues 4/29/2016 2:37 PM

I wish had known about Sci-Hub while working on my graduate degree 4/29/2016 2:33 PM

Both first and third options. I strongly feel that science is not the property of few publishers who make money of it. 4/29/2016 2:31 PM

Do not use. 4/29/2016 2:30 PM

I haven't 4/29/2016 2:26 PM

all of the above 4/29/2016 2:18 PM

I love Sci-Hub! 4/29/2016 2:17 PM

NA 4/29/2016 2:16 PM

na 4/29/2016 2:14 PM

University Subscriptions are enough 4/29/2016 2:11 PM

m 4/29/2016 2:10 PM

Don't use it - I am at an R1 university and I've never not been able to get access to a paper. 4/29/2016 2:08 PM

It's a multifaceted problem, but some combination of all the above. 4/29/2016 2:07 PM

I don't have access and it's impossible to pay for every single article I need 4/29/2016 1:56 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 1:54 PM

i do not use these sites but I object to the profits publishers make. 4/29/2016 1:52 PM

I don't use Sci-Hub, etc. 4/29/2016 1:50 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 1:49 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 1:44 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 1:44 PM

Even though I think it's wrong, I have access to journals through my school. If I didn't jot have access, I would probably use the program if I needed. 4/29/2016 1:38 PM

. 4/29/2016 1:37 PM

I don't but might in future (for all reasons above) 4/29/2016 1:36 PM

not everything is accessible from home. I do not use sci-hub if the journal is legally accessible 4/29/2016 1:36 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 1:28 PM

I don't use them. Just imagine the future without Elsevier or Springer (or Other pay-for-view journals). Where to submit a paper for free and count on a fair review? 4/29/2016 1:27 PM

convinience, no need to be at campus, can do it at home at any time, and as all the pappers i can get trough the uni. plus others that i cannot 4/29/2016 1:27 PM

never used 4/29/2016 1:26 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 1:22 PM

I don't use it 4/29/2016 1:21 PM

curiosity 4/29/2016 1:20 PM

Never used it, but might start now. 4/29/2016 1:19 PM

I haven't. 4/29/2016 1:16 PM

The for profit publishing houses don't offer any services to advance scientific research. They curtail the free availability and sharing of knowledge. They are unnecessary middlemen. 4/29/2016 1:13 PM

I'm not currently writing (only teaching) but our institution does not have access to many databases. 4/29/2016 1:13 PM

All of the above. 4/29/2016 1:06 PM

I cannot afford the cost of private subscriptions to the papers that, as an independent (disabled) student I need. And the one-off charges for articles from journals are utterly obscene. I recently downloaded an article from Nature via SciHub and discovered that it was just three or four paragraphs - the legal way would have cost me £12. I'm a retiree with just a state pension of ~£200 pw! 4/29/2016 1:05 PM

I used it to see if articles published in our journals were available on SciHub. They were. Papers seem to have been uploaded to SciHub on their date of publication. All research articles published in RUP journals are made opnly available after 6 months and all reviews and commentary are openly available upon publication 4/29/2016 1:02 PM

All of the above. 4/29/2016 1:01 PM

N/A 4/29/2016 12:58 PM

Don't use, but exorbitant journal costs, particularly Elsevier. 4/29/2016 12:56 PM

I'm not sure if I really wanna read the paper 4/29/2016 12:55 PM

Knowledge sould be for free for everybody 4/29/2016 12:50 PM

Dont have access, but science should be available for everyone 4/29/2016 12:47 PM

I do not use it 4/29/2016 12:46 PM

I've never used pirated article repositories, though I do think the profits publishers make off academics are ridiculous. They rely on academics for free labor in reviewing and in publishing the work--often done with public funds--but still charge for access. It's a nice system for them. 4/29/2016 12:45 PM

I don't use them 4/29/2016 12:45 PM

Search functions for university libraries are terrible, and often have a "page click through" format which makes reading difficult. 4/29/2016 12:40 PM

n/a - so far i've always had legal access 4/29/2016 12:39 PM

n/a 4/29/2016 12:39 PM

Sometimes you have no acces to requesting it from the author. 4/29/2016 12:39 PM

I do not use 4/29/2016 12:33 PM

i object to the profits publishers make off academics AND in some case i dont have acces to the papers 4/29/2016 12:32 PM

human knowledge belongs to everyone 4/29/2016 12:31 PM

the price, and object the profits publishers make of academics 4/29/2016 12:30 PM

I don't 4/29/2016 12:30 PM

publishers missed the technology change. Submission process is outdated, feedback and dynamic publications are not here, raw data are not available. A new kind of publication (and publishers) is needed 4/29/2016 12:27 PM

i have limited access 4/29/2016 12:26 PM

I don't. It's STEALING. It was stealing when Napster did it for music. It's stealing when Sci-Hub does it. 4/29/2016 12:24 PM

It will be good not only to the researchers but to the academic community if anyone has access to research articles via open access. 4/29/2016 12:23 PM

Don't use it. 4/29/2016 12:21 PM

i don't have money 4/29/2016 12:19 PM

Only when I am not have access, I use sci.hub. But in the most of time I have access in my University. 4/29/2016 12:19 PM

Don't use it but approve of its use by researchers 4/29/2016 12:18 PM

I don't use it, as I have academic access to papers. But I strongly feel that research should be freely available to all. 4/29/2016 12:18 PM

all of above 4/29/2016 12:14 PM

I have access to some papers. 4/29/2016 12:14 PM

If I don't have access to a paper, I ask friends at other institutions to get the pdf and send it to me. 4/29/2016 12:13 PM

NA 4/29/2016 12:12 PM

NA 4/29/2016 12:06 PM

Hiding publicly funded research behind a private paywall is obscene and a slap in the face to tax payers, and an impediment in the pursuit of knowledge. It is becoming clear that there are some segments of the economy that are not well served by the private sector. 4/29/2016 12:03 PM

All of the above. 4/29/2016 12:03 PM

I believe anyone should have access to research if we want to ensure science proceeds as quickly as possible and we don't only allow that to happen in a select group of countries 4/29/2016 12:00 PM

These questions don't make sense since I already said I never used pirated articles. And the first questions if it is wrong or not needs to include an option for "I am not sure" 4/29/2016 11:58 AM

Combination of no access and objecting profits publishers make 4/29/2016 11:57 AM

I don't use it 4/29/2016 11:51 AM

NA 4/29/2016 11:49 AM

I don't use it 4/29/2016 11:46 AM

I do not use it but when I wrote research papers during my university days (6-10 years ago) it was a huge pain to use the authentication system of the university. Maybe it has gotten better but I seriously doubt it. 4/29/2016 11:42 AM

testing if sci-hub is real. 4/29/2016 11:41 AM

all of the above... 4/29/2016 11:37 AM

not used yet, but thinking about it; monopoly of the rich is bad 4/29/2016 11:35 AM

I don't, but humanity should have access to this information. 4/29/2016 11:35 AM

Not applicable, I have great journal acces at CAS in China 4/29/2016 11:34 AM

I haven't used it - yet. 4/29/2016 11:33 AM

All of the above 4/29/2016 11:32 AM

We have access to various titles of cientific journals but is not enough, we need other titles 4/29/2016 11:28 AM

Thats what the internet was made for. Free information for everyone. 4/29/2016 11:28 AM

I'm just curious about the phenomenon 4/29/2016 11:26 AM

Thank you for pointing out this option. It has escaped much attention so far. Much faster than begging authors each time for a PDFpretending you are going to discuss the paper in your labs journal club. Pirating will save some of my valuable research time, i.e. benefit society. Since IPs are apparently tracked, I shall probably have to use the dark net for this, which shouldy hopefull be fun too. Our library has access to less than 50% of articles I am interested in (and this is in Germany!) 4/29/2016 11:25 AM

In some occasions I do not have access to databases legally. I have to either wait and postpone my research or instantly get the paper I am looking for. I choose the latter. Research must go on! 4/29/2016 11:22 AM

can't access any other way 4/29/2016 11:20 AM

I write a lot of papers and grant proposals from home, where I do not have any access to the papers. 4/29/2016 11:17 AM

I am againts of bussines editorials of science 4/29/2016 11:14 AM

I don't use them (this questions are poorly done) 4/29/2016 11:06 AM

technical problems with accessing University IT network 4/29/2016 11:05 AM

all of the above -- sometimes I cannot access papers despite institutional access 4/29/2016 11:02 AM

I don't 4/29/2016 11:01 AM

Specific papers I could not find in the university library 4/29/2016 11:00 AM

free access to papers - I preview on scihub to decide if the PDF is worth purchasing 4/29/2016 11:00 AM

Education must be free, not paid 4/29/2016 11:00 AM

Intellectual property doesn't exist and greedy aggregators who don't do anything don't deserve money for it 4/29/2016 10:59 AM

I don't have access to papers (despite attending the largest and eldest university in Eastern Europe) AND I object to the publishers' profits, at least as long as authors do not receive any honorarium 4/29/2016 10:54 AM

for curiosity 4/29/2016 10:47 AM

i had never heard of it 4/29/2016 10:43 AM

did not know that sci-hub existed until readng this article 4/29/2016 10:42 AM

Not all papers I need are available to me 4/29/2016 10:42 AM

Wanted to see if own work could be found there. 4/29/2016 10:40 AM

Cases exist where my library has a physical copy but not a digital subscription and the former is useless! 4/29/2016 10:39 AM

To obtain some papers from the journals which are not subscribed by my university 4/29/2016 10:38 AM

the traditional science publishing is a money-driven conglomerate obviously resistant to change. why they did not create a common legal repository before sci-hub need it to exist?! are they so short sighted to see that resistance is futile?! 4/29/2016 10:34 AM

Not a scientist 4/29/2016 10:29 AM

, 4/29/2016 10:29 AM

I don,t use it but I am all for open access to knowledge. 4/29/2016 10:28 AM

Na 4/29/2016 10:26 AM

I don't 4/29/2016 10:25 AM

I don't use Sci hub 4/29/2016 10:22 AM

N/A 4/29/2016 10:18 AM

Both unparalled convenience and whole-hearted objection. 4/29/2016 10:17 AM

My colleges paper access is terrible. Sci-hub is also so straight forward and "just works". Fuck the publishers. Viva la Science! 4/29/2016 10:16 AM

Due to institution does not had access. 4/29/2016 10:15 AM

Error in access 4/29/2016 10:13 AM

all three options 4/29/2016 10:10 AM

This form makes no sense, i crossed never used sci-hub 4/29/2016 10:09 AM

It is all of the above. It's incredibly frustrating finding articles for research purposes. I mostly use Google scholar. It's not just's social sciences too. 4/29/2016 10:02 AM

Both of them 4/29/2016 9:54 AM

I do not use Sci-Hub as I have academic access. But I am against the profits made by publishers without giving a penny to researchers and reviewers. 4/29/2016 9:54 AM

All of the above, plus knowledge paid for by taxes should be available to all 4/29/2016 9:53 AM

All of the above 4/29/2016 9:46 AM

I have not used it ever but would prefer to use it because articles are made so prohibitively expensive. 4/29/2016 9:44 AM

I am MBA student, I respect scholarly effort for research much as I am doing now. BUT I don't support throat-cutting prices that Elservier is offering. I use Deepdyve sometimes but it still unreasonably expensive. I only learn about Sci-Hub today but I will use it. 4/29/2016 9:36 AM

Offline access 4/29/2016 9:31 AM

Both of the options 2 & 3, i.e. it's convienent and I do oppose the extraorbitant profits of publishers. 4/29/2016 9:29 AM

I don't use but plan to. 4/29/2016 9:28 AM

Not applicable 4/29/2016 9:28 AM

NA 4/29/2016 9:23 AM

'Legal' providers of sci. papers are just men in middle, they don't add any value nor do the original authors get enough $ back. 4/29/2016 9:22 AM

I don’t have any access to the papers & I object to the profits publishers make off academics 4/29/2016 9:20 AM

na 4/29/2016 9:19 AM

i do not use it 4/29/2016 9:16 AM

I don't use them. 4/29/2016 9:15 AM

My libraries gramt only limited access to papers. 4/29/2016 9:14 AM

Curiosity. See how it works. 4/29/2016 9:11 AM

I have never used them. 4/29/2016 9:11 AM

all of the above. I work in a pluridisciplinary environment in a rich country but our library only has subscriptions to biology journals and even that is too expensive. I can get any article through the library at a high cost, with delay, sometimes to get a crappy scanned copy or to find out that the article abstract was misleading and I wasted time and money for nothing. 4/29/2016 9:03 AM

I do not use pirated article repositories 4/29/2016 8:56 AM

I don't 4/29/2016 8:54 AM

Don't use but would if needed for school. 4/29/2016 8:53 AM

I don't 4/29/2016 8:44 AM

Institutional access didn't work off campus (e.g. at home) or had a print-only subscription. 4/29/2016 8:42 AM

If I needed an article that I had no access to and it was expensive, then I would use a pirated article repository. 4/29/2016 8:39 AM

Both convenience and objecting to publishers profiting from what is essentially free work (and what should be free information). 4/29/2016 8:32 AM

NA 4/29/2016 8:31 AM

I don't have access to some papers 4/29/2016 8:31 AM

For university provided access to papers, I had to be on campus using their computer systems. 4/29/2016 8:29 AM

I don't have access to some papers I require. Convenience - the authentication systems only work at my university campus network. 4/29/2016 8:26 AM

Despite I hace access to institutional access, access si límited ti some articles and some are not available 4/29/2016 8:26 AM

Don´t have access to some, some are easier to get, and I object to the profit publishers make. 4/29/2016 8:22 AM

Paywalls 4/29/2016 8:20 AM

I deal with a very specific research field in humanities and almost all literature is available, including journals. But if I ever had to use Sci-Hub or something similar it would be the third reason; the prices seem ridiculous. 4/29/2016 8:20 AM

I don't use it 4/29/2016 8:20 AM

I have not access to the journals from home. 4/29/2016 8:19 AM

$ 4/29/2016 8:16 AM

I dont 4/29/2016 8:16 AM

n/a 4/29/2016 8:09 AM

I don't have free access to some of the papers 4/29/2016 8:06 AM

I don't illegally pirate ("steal") articles. 4/29/2016 8:02 AM

Never heard of Scie-Hub etc. before this article 4/29/2016 8:00 AM

n.a. 4/29/2016 7:59 AM

I haven't used it. However illegal it is though, I think it is necessary as historically it is resources like this that force change on outdated hard to use tech that us otherwise so ingrained it would never evolve on its own. Napster is an obvious reference. 4/29/2016 7:58 AM

Don't use 4/29/2016 7:57 AM

Both access limitations and publisher profits. 4/29/2016 7:54 AM

dont have access to all journals 4/29/2016 7:50 AM

I don't use it 4/29/2016 7:48 AM

I don't 4/29/2016 7:36 AM

Do not use 4/29/2016 7:35 AM

na 4/29/2016 7:33 AM

I do not use Sci-HuB 4/29/2016 7:29 AM

I don't use SciHub 4/29/2016 7:28 AM

All of the above to different extent 4/29/2016 7:10 AM

don't use them at all 4/29/2016 7:09 AM

I don't use Sci-Hub or any other pirated article repositories. However, I will try out Sci-Hub to see if it truly is more convenient. 4/29/2016 7:02 AM

Both convenience and disgust at the fork profit model of scientific publishing that barely made sense when you needed the published magazine full of manuscripts and makes no sense now that an electronic version is the primary medium. The publishers only have a copyright to protect because assigning it to the publisher is the only way to get published. 4/29/2016 6:59 AM

Do not use 4/29/2016 6:50 AM

Have never used, but admire the aims 4/29/2016 6:49 AM

Some problems with subscription - some journals are missing in it 4/29/2016 6:43 AM

i do not use it 4/29/2016 6:38 AM

i don"t 4/29/2016 6:38 AM

I get papers to which I don't have access. I believe it is everybodys right to have access to the knowledge generated by university researchers. 4/29/2016 6:36 AM

havent used it yet 4/29/2016 6:35 AM

  1. Science requires peer review. How can it be reviewed by ALL your peers if it is not in the public domain. If it is behind a pay wall it is not science. 2) Research paid for or subsidised by public funds should be publicly available. 4/29/2016 6:31 AM

i dont use it (maybe you should have offered this as an answer - s.a.) 4/29/2016 6:28 AM

Both the second and third answer. 4/29/2016 6:22 AM

DRM'ed and expiring ebooks, that require daily redownloads are incredibly annoying. 4/29/2016 6:20 AM

No access to some journals 4/29/2016 6:05 AM

I don't use pirated paper repositories. 4/29/2016 5:55 AM

n/a 4/29/2016 5:50 AM

I object to paying for a paper I am not able to read for relevance and for papers paid for by public grants. 4/29/2016 5:47 AM

I don't 4/29/2016 5:43 AM

Access costs are prohibitive for small business in STEM 4/29/2016 5:42 AM

Sometimes access to some papers is restricted, also i object to the profits of publishers 4/29/2016 5:36 AM

I don't. 4/29/2016 5:33 AM

Only when my institution is not subscribed to a journal 4/29/2016 5:24 AM

It was a time when man had subscription to a paper journal and got online subcription without extra money. Than came the era when they separated these two things. Thereafter came that despite that you paid for the online access you could read only the last few years and not the whole XXX yeras. Beside this came that it became not possible to subscribe to a chosen online journals but you were pressed to buy journal packages. Obviously one package could not cover one scientific area , therefore you paid 2,3, many more packages with many useless journals. IT WAS ENOUGH! 4/29/2016 5:21 AM

All of the above are my primary reason. 4/29/2016 5:20 AM

I never used it 4/29/2016 5:18 AM

partial access to the papers 4/29/2016 5:17 AM

i havn't used it 4/29/2016 5:16 AM

I don't 4/29/2016 5:12 AM

never knew this existed 4/29/2016 5:06 AM

Even at western universities access is terrible. I was willing to pay a membership for electronic access to academic resources, but the publishers have shut down every university library offering this (the last was UCL afaik.) 4/29/2016 5:05 AM

The standard access systems and databases don't have digital copies. 4/29/2016 5:02 AM

without reading a paper you can't say of it's goo, so first read it and if you aktually use it but it ;-) 4/29/2016 4:51 AM

I use it only when the paper is not available via my university license 4/29/2016 4:50 AM

I don't use it on the principle that it will destroy research investment 4/29/2016 4:47 AM

Both no access, and object to publisher paywalls 4/29/2016 4:45 AM

I don't 4/29/2016 4:44 AM

Actually all three listed above 4/29/2016 4:40 AM

I'm poor 4/29/2016 4:38 AM

my library only had hard copies, I wanted a PDF 4/29/2016 4:36 AM

fuck publishers 4/29/2016 4:33 AM

SciHub exists because public science was stolen from the public. Historically, piracy is often a market correction mechanism. And that is what we are seeing here. 4/29/2016 4:29 AM

not applicable 4/29/2016 4:15 AM

Publicly funded information belongs to the public. 4/29/2016 4:10 AM

i dont 4/29/2016 4:10 AM

Science is funded by tax dollars, billions of it.The work belongs to the people of the world, not the publishers guarding the words. 4/29/2016 4:08 AM

I don't 4/29/2016 4:08 AM

curiosity 4/29/2016 3:59 AM

Journals are part of the corruption of the scientific process 4/29/2016 3:59 AM

Both 2nd and 3rd. I like that its so easy and comfortable, and i also think that knowledge should be free and available for everybody, not only for those who can afford it. 4/29/2016 3:58 AM

I object to the huge profits publishers make on publication of research paid for by the taxpayer. 4/29/2016 3:58 AM

I don't use them as I believe you should contact authors for papers. The authors make a decision about how to license their papers and readers should respect this. If you don't let authors know that you are trying to read their papers and can't get access, then they won't know to choose more open publishers in the future. 4/29/2016 3:51 AM

I do not have enough funding to read the papers. 4/29/2016 3:49 AM

all of the above 4/29/2016 3:48 AM

I do not have access to some (but not all) papers. 4/29/2016 3:46 AM

I need the information, cannot afford the papers myself, and feel no guilt about using piracy as complementary access to research because publisher profits are ridiculous and based on historical load, not added value. 4/29/2016 3:44 AM

I don't 4/29/2016 3:44 AM

Testing 4/29/2016 3:41 AM

All of the above 4/29/2016 3:40 AM

I don't use them - I'm a librarian 4/29/2016 3:40 AM

All of the above. 4/29/2016 3:34 AM

Don't have access and i object the profit motive 4/29/2016 3:32 AM

Test how it works 4/29/2016 3:22 AM

Didn't know it exist until I read this article 4/29/2016 3:15 AM

Research should be Open Source 4/29/2016 3:14 AM

Because Journals dont pay to authors!!!! 4/29/2016 3:14 AM

Trying to access a primary source after reading a potentially erroneous article 4/29/2016 3:11 AM

testing guerilla open access models 4/29/2016 3:09 AM

I use whatever means is most convenient. 4/29/2016 3:02 AM

Never used it 4/29/2016 3:02 AM

articles are expensive to purchase from publishers 4/29/2016 3:01 AM

just to learn stuffs 4/29/2016 2:55 AM

testing 4/29/2016 2:43 AM

i don't 4/29/2016 2:37 AM

both #1 and #3 4/29/2016 2:31 AM

Not all journals are subscribed by the university 4/29/2016 2:25 AM

Both not having access and objecting to publishers' profiteering are reasons. 4/29/2016 2:23 AM

Cost is too high 4/29/2016 2:21 AM

Knowledge should be open 4/29/2016 2:16 AM

I don't. 4/29/2016 2:14 AM

No 4/29/2016 2:12 AM

Convenience + publishers exploiting academics / reviewers + I pay into the system that funds the research in these articles 4/29/2016 2:12 AM

Working from home means to set up a VPN connection to my workplace, so its easier to get a paper I want read right now via Sci Hub 4/29/2016 2:11 AM

I don't use sci-hub, but if I did, it would be because I didn't have access. 4/29/2016 2:08 AM

I don't use them, but I would if I couldn't obtain relevant papers. 4/29/2016 2:05 AM

I obtain my papers legally though college library 4/29/2016 1:51 AM

N/A 4/29/2016 1:51 AM

N/A 4/29/2016 1:38 AM

The paywalls are very expensive. 4/29/2016 1:33 AM

High cost of many papers 4/29/2016 1:33 AM

Sci-Hub was used only when a paper/journal was not subscribed by universities 4/29/2016 1:23 AM

never used it 4/29/2016 1:08 AM

haven't used sci-hub yet 4/29/2016 1:01 AM

I do not use it 4/29/2016 12:59 AM

I don’t have any access to the papers and I object to the profits publishers make off academics 4/29/2016 12:58 AM

I don't use it 4/29/2016 12:50 AM

Never used 4/29/2016 12:29 AM

already said i didn't use it. 4/29/2016 12:29 AM

It is simply false that access to papers here, at the richest and oldest university in Indonesia, is the same as any middling European university. It is so expensive that many, many papers are simply not accessible : only a small part of them. The currency rates exacerbate the problem massively. So what do I do when I just want to access a research paper which I need to at least read for my class? I download them. 30$ per paper or more is bugfuck crazy. That amount of money could be used for 10 days' worth of food (and that's counting thr fact that I'm middle-upper class). It's insane if I'm downloading them in a legal way. 4/29/2016 12:27 AM

My institute simply cannot afford subscription to 75% of the journal papers I routinely read. Also, unlike what publishers think, reading a paper cannot be a one month long project where someone will go through all sorts of hoops before he/she can gain access. Instead, if pricing is rationalized (how about conducting a survey?) I believe most will read papers legally. Why would someone want to geopardize career only for the sake of reading a paper illegally? 4/29/2016 12:26 AM

will use, now cognizant 4/29/2016 12:07 AM

na 4/29/2016 12:04 AM

I don't use any pirated article repository. 4/28/2016 11:51 PM

I'm going to try it now, thank you. 4/28/2016 11:39 PM

Did a retard make this qnr. See my answer to the previous question. Morons, I'm surrounded by morons. 4/28/2016 11:39 PM

I don't have access to the papers AND I object to the profits publishers make off academics 4/28/2016 11:32 PM

Not applicable 4/28/2016 10:54 PM

I think scientific information should be available to whoever that wants to read it 4/28/2016 10:52 PM

v 4/28/2016 10:47 PM

N/a 4/28/2016 10:39 PM

I don't have access to some scientific journals 4/28/2016 10:13 PM

I don't use them. 4/28/2016 10:10 PM

Scientific publishers charge authors and charge readers. It's ridiculous, and sets back science. All scientific journal publishers should be (inter)nationalized and become a free service. Science is too important. 4/28/2016 10:00 PM

NOT USING IT 4/28/2016 9:54 PM

I believe content originators deserve to be paid for their content. I don't pirate. 4/28/2016 9:52 PM

My university library has a close to useless database 4/28/2016 9:43 PM

n/a 4/28/2016 9:36 PM

Search function at my school is broken, has been for years. 4/28/2016 9:33 PM

I have used the official channels to attempt access years ago, and gave up do to the unavailability of papers I found. If sci hub was around then, I would have used it exclusively. The difficulty was probably a minor setback that partially decreases my interest in a master's in physics. 4/28/2016 9:11 PM

In many cases it is a very expensive service. Other times by difficulty of getting it. The sad thing is that scientists continue to use and publish their articles in Elservier or publishers such as John Wiley & Sons. Long live the free Journal as PlosOne. 4/28/2016 9:06 PM

not applicable 4/28/2016 8:53 PM

4/28/2016 8:36 PM

Convenience and Objection. 4/28/2016 8:32 PM

Don't use 4/28/2016 8:28 PM

I don't pirate papers, but not having access to what I need is a problem. 4/28/2016 8:16 PM

We don't have a lot of access to all the papers over here in Mexico 4/28/2016 8:03 PM

Dont use it 4/28/2016 8:01 PM

Science publishers are obsolete. 4/28/2016 7:57 PM

dont use 4/28/2016 7:34 PM

When my Universitie's databases fail into get such paper 4/28/2016 7:33 PM

High cost of the articles. 4/28/2016 7:31 PM

Read papers as a scientific hobby, for improve my academic skills 4/28/2016 7:24 PM

I used to have university library subscription, but i no longer have it 4/28/2016 7:11 PM

There is no way I'm going to subscribe to every journal I use, or pay an outrageous price for individual papers. 4/28/2016 7:08 PM

My taxes paid for the research and I should have access to it. 4/28/2016 6:37 PM

I don't use pirated material because I have journal access though my library. However, it is critical - perhaps responsible - that all people have access to scientific states and progress. 4/28/2016 6:36 PM

It depends. I may use it because my institution does not have access, or for sheer convenience. The "law of least effort" is one of he few Universal laws applied to the Human being and in practice, Sci-Hub is much more simple to use. I also object to the (large) profits publishers make of academic publishing, because publishing is making it public. It isn't public if you have to pay for it, and the ammount you pay should already be covered when you pay over 2000€ just to publish with the editors basically doing nothing besides changing fonts and adding collumns. I'd like to know why. Is it to keep the servers running and cooled down 24/7? Where and how is the money we pay to publish applied? It is interesting to see that the Cold War isn't over, and this makes me wonder who can really be considered the bad guy. 4/28/2016 6:34 PM

i don't use sci-hub 4/28/2016 6:33 PM

Although my universty has bought some memberships to some publishers they don't let me get all the articles, sometimes they redirect me to other place when I have to pay for the article. And when you need it, you need it. It's that or zero chance on getting access to the latest an best information. 4/28/2016 6:31 PM

I'm lucky enough to have "legitimate access" (ha!) at a large institute, but I will admit that I sometimes actively search for papers not in sci-hub simply to add to the database. It's for the greater good. 4/28/2016 6:27 PM

Don't use it. 4/28/2016 6:20 PM

It's too expensive to pay for all articles, which needs to me or seems to be needed 4/28/2016 6:19 PM

I can't have access to the papers or to any kind of journal subscription thanks to my country's economical issues. Sci-Hub it's the only way I can have access to scientific papers, which are essential for my career and my studies. 4/28/2016 6:06 PM

Accidentally, searching for a paper I didn't have access to through the university system (or if I was unable to access the library account for some reason) 4/28/2016 6:01 PM

Some publishers do not have connecting with said university. 4/28/2016 6:00 PM

Z 4/28/2016 5:58 PM

I can't pay for all that. It costs too much and I am from a poor country. 4/28/2016 5:56 PM

for those who need to be paid. 4/28/2016 5:55 PM

All of the above! For some papers, I do not have access (not even through my institution). For others, it's just more convenient to look them up and download them through Sci-Hub. But I DEFINITELY object to the profits publishers make off academics. Research should be free and available to EVERYONE! 4/28/2016 5:54 PM

many articles are not available even having an access from Uni 4/28/2016 5:45 PM

I haven't used Sci-Hub 4/28/2016 5:43 PM

all three 4/28/2016 5:37 PM

I don't have full access to the papers of interest despite ussing an Univeristy access system 4/28/2016 5:33 PM

NA 4/28/2016 5:32 PM

My institution does not provide access to all the journals I need 4/28/2016 5:31 PM

I can't afford the ridiculous price for just a few pages. 4/28/2016 5:30 PM

a combination of the lower two options; depending on my perticular circumstance 4/28/2016 5:28 PM

Articles cost very much 4/28/2016 5:15 PM

I can't download them from the university's database. 4/28/2016 5:14 PM

High prices practiced by publishers 4/28/2016 5:09 PM

just papers with paywall 4/28/2016 5:05 PM

All of the above, all publishers together could easily solve the problem with a system like ITunes charging 1 USD per article. They probably will earn more than now. Paid Open Access is outrageous for thir world countries. 4/28/2016 5:03 PM

Though I have access to all I needed through university links, I did not before and wished I had a way to get my hands on those papers. 4/28/2016 5:01 PM

I prefer to work from home computer, which does not, and could not, have institutional access 4/28/2016 5:00 PM

To download articles that belongs to elsiever 4/28/2016 4:57 PM

I object to the profits publishers make off academics; my institution have access to papers, but there are only two computers and access takes a long time, thus making it easier to just access papers from home; I believe that's unjust for authors to pay a fee to make their work free; SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY must become public knowledge! What can make a difference in another's LIFE, must be known - and what are the reasons for blocking Sci-Hub? For PROFIT. For a company's profit. No company should profit by denying access to humanity's knowledge that can save and make a difference in many lifes. 4/28/2016 4:54 PM

I don't use Sci-Hub 4/28/2016 4:49 PM

Sometimes I don't have acces. 4/28/2016 4:47 PM

I don't have access to the papers, plus I object the profits publihser make of knowledge, suposedly a rigth sacred by UN 4/28/2016 4:41 PM

I from Bolivia I don´t have money 4/28/2016 4:38 PM

I do not use it, but my institution has very good access to most journals. If that were not so... maybe. 4/28/2016 4:37 PM

NA 4/28/2016 4:37 PM

I don't use it 4/28/2016 4:35 PM

The University doesn't have access to all rheumatology publishers 4/28/2016 4:33 PM

combination 4/28/2016 4:22 PM

I don't use it, but I do object to publisher profits 4/28/2016 4:19 PM

convenience and object to current journal system taking copyright of publically funded research, its a disgrace and ethically shameful 4/28/2016 4:16 PM

I don't use pirated articles, but I also wish I could afford to subscribe to scientific journals. I wonder if it cost half as much, if twice as many people would subscribe to Science. 4/28/2016 4:10 PM

I don't use them 4/28/2016 4:10 PM

I never used pirated article as I often get paper thru our library. But I promote open access to all scientific papers. 4/28/2016 4:06 PM

I don't use them, but I do object to the profits publishers make 4/28/2016 4:05 PM

B and C apply. 4/28/2016 4:03 PM

All of the above 4/28/2016 3:53 PM

I am a retired high school teacher. I cannot afford the prices requested, and the articles I want to read are for my own personal use, not research or other professional reasons. 4/28/2016 3:51 PM

Sometimes when I am outside the University and have no VPN, I used it. But I generally avoid its usage 4/28/2016 3:42 PM

All of the above 4/28/2016 3:41 PM

access papers that are not contemplet in university license 4/28/2016 3:39 PM

I wanted to see what it was and tried to use it once. 4/28/2016 3:39 PM

Science is made incrementally, using works of other scientists. It must be open access and it should be made ILLEGAL for any company to charge for downloads. Companies should only charge for editorial work and PAY reviewers. 4/28/2016 3:38 PM

No 4/28/2016 3:34 PM

I don't use it 4/28/2016 3:33 PM

I have never used it -- I'm not a scientist. I support it as a matter of principle. 4/28/2016 3:31 PM

The library takes requests for PDFs from journals we are not subscribed to, but they take up to a week to get back to us. By that time, either the paper is obsolete or our work has been slowed down for days. Sci-Hub provides immediate access when I need it. 4/28/2016 3:31 PM

See how it works 4/28/2016 3:29 PM

I have institutional access to most papers. If I didn't, all of the above reasons would contribute to my use of these methods. Currently, if there's a paper I don't have access to, I don't hesitate to access it illegally, primarily for convenience. I'm not bothered by the profits. I'm bothered by the opacity. The public deserves the science. This lack of access is stunting technological progress, health outcomes, and more. 4/28/2016 3:29 PM

I find everything I need. Otherwise I might be tempted to explore SciHub 4/28/2016 3:29 PM

Combination of all of the above 4/28/2016 3:27 PM

It has more wide access to different articles 4/28/2016 3:23 PM

I support the cause 4/28/2016 3:14 PM

I can not open some papers despite my university paid for them 4/28/2016 3:00 PM

Just to read. Curious about what it is about. 4/28/2016 2:57 PM

I combat Sci-Hub's illegal use of licensed combat as an academic electronic resources specialist. 4/28/2016 2:54 PM

Not Available papers. 4/28/2016 2:52 PM

After college, I no longer have open acesss 4/28/2016 2:51 PM

All publisher must be not profit organization. until thne i refuse to give them 1 dollar 4/28/2016 2:46 PM

it's good for world, more smart people 4/28/2016 2:39 PM

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