Type
Article
Titre
Pirated Economics
Dans
South Eastern Europe Journal of Economics
Volume
16
Numéro
2
Pages
209 - 219 p.
ISSN
17923115
Mots clés
Economics, Scientific researcher, Open access publishing, Online Privacy
Résumé
EN
I argue that the impact of piracy engines for scholarly content on science depends on the nature of the research. Social sciences are more likely to reap benefits from such engines without inflicting much damage on journal publishers’ revenues. To validate the claim, I examine the data from illegal downloads of economics content from Sci-Hub over a five-month period. I conclude that: (a) the extent of piracy in economics is not pervasive; (b) downloads mostly occur in under-developed countries; (c) users pirate even content that is freely available online. As a result, publishers are n

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