Sci-Hub Meetup London
Meetup #2 —
@ Newspeak House

Welcome to Sci-Hub London Meetup #2!

» The One Where we figure out how Publishing Houses work

In our previous meetup we discussed—among others—about scientific magazine publishing houses. However, only few of us had an idea of how they work and most of us didn't really know much.

There is merit in learning about them; especially if we want to propose an alternative model.

We have invited someone who has worked on the domain of publishing houses, and they will hopefully shed some light into how all these things work, what are their objectives, how they profit, etc.

Join us to learn about all these things and talk about Open Access and scientific knowledge dissemination! (Please feel free to join even if you think you are not the usual person who's interested in things like that)

Hope to see you there :)

Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 at 7pm.

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Newspeak House is at 133-135 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG.

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Sci-Hub can be approached through many lenses

Practical. Making it easier to download articles, even when one has access through the official channels.

Essential. Without Sci-Hub lots of people (and especially those from poor countries/universities) would not be able to access a wide array papers.

Ethical. Neither does one want to be treated unfairly nor wrong someone else. Is it fair for Sci-Hub to exist?

Political. In addition to everything else, it was our societies’ laws that motivated Sci-Hub to come to existence.

Technical. How on earth does all this bandwidth demand from all over the world get covered?

Legal. What do copyright laws say and how are they defined?

Research. Does more people having access to research papers lead to science speeding up?

...and many more we haven’t thought yet.

If you have any thoughts or comments on the above, join us—we’d love to hear them.

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