Quirin Schiermeier | Nature | 10 May 2017
Ross Mounce knows that when he shares his research papers online, he may be doing something illegal — if he uploads the final version of a paper that has appeared in a subscription-based journal. Publishers who own copyright on such papers frown on their unauthorized appearance online. Yet when Mounce has uploaded his paywalled articles to ResearchGate, a scholarly social network…
Some publishers say “Legal action and take-down notices are no sustainable manner to remove unauthorized content from social research networks.” STM developed a website called ‘How can I share it?’ – www.howcanishareit.com – detailing terms of archiving and sharing for subscription journals.
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