File this under “I did not know that.”

If you’re a researcher and you happen upon a scientific paper that you’re interested in reading, and it’s found on one of those scientific publisher sites, you’ll be asked to pay anything from a few dollars to hundreds to get a pdf.

From what I can tell, virtually (or literally), nothing goes to the author/s. Do this instead:

I’m starting to think scientists should have a Patreon account so I can bung them a cup of coffee or something.

26 December 2022 — French West Indies