Scientific Papers Should Be Free. Here's Why They're Not.

Science—it's important. It's important enough that it should be free to everyone. Why, then, are most scientific studies behind paywalls? There are legitimate reasons, actually, but that isn't stopping a growing movement from demanding journals change their pricing schemes, as you'll see in the video below.

Here's Why Scientific Papers Aren't Free

Knowledge don't come cheap.

The Problem Of Predatory Publishers

Where there's money to be made, there are scams too.

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P-Hacking Enables Scientists To Publish False Results As True

This tricky statistical tweak can change the the findings of an entire study.

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Is Most Published Research Wrong?

What does it mean when a study can't be replicated?

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Written by Curiosity Staff January 5, 2017