Does anyone know of a large repository of scientific papers released under a creative commons license?

@wizzwizz4 wow that was fast :P thanks! I feel like it would be beneficial to read some examples for "good practice", and how something like that should be written. Downloading pdf's of papers otherwise behind a paywall still feels like stealing 😅

@vancha Journals often don't own the papers. The paywall is for providing quick, convenient access to a variety of interesting papers, but not for actually letting you read them.

Also, keep in mind arXiv pre-prints can have errors that are fixed in the final version. Be careful with pre-prints of paywalled articles.

(You are no doubt aware of the ethical debate over non-free science, so I won't discuss that.)

@wizzwizz4 would you mind explaining how journals with paywalls actually benefit the authors of the papers? I'm no scientist, and not familiar with the process at all.

@vancha This topic more or less requires you to watch "The Internet's Own Boy" before asking such questions.

@mplammers coincidentally, I did. I don't think there's a way to use peertube without needing to watch that video once :)

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