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Tearing down barriers to accessing research: The Open Access Button

A very neat tool to visualize the ubiquity of paywalls that restrict the access to scientific results and to improve the access to scientific work is now available as a plugin for the most popular webbrowsers.

The Open Access Button allows the user to report whenever he or she hits a paywall while searching for research. The hits are shown on a global map, which contributes to making explicit the extent and ubiquity of paywalls that restrict access to research.

The status so far:

OAB Map

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