[IRTalk] Impact of Social Sciences – The current system of knowledge dissemination isn’t working and Sci-Hub is merely a symptom of the problem

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Sep 26 14:55:15 SAST 2016

The emergence and popularity of Sci-Hub have prompted us to think, discuss,
and look for options beyond the obsolescent academic publishing system
currently in place. *But most importantly, it compels us to make a choice
between supporting the ‘unethical’ and ‘illegal’ dissemination of
knowledge, or contributing to the immoral (yet legal) commodification of

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