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Fw: Anyone know of public domain paleontology papers being hidden behind paywalls?
I've heard complaints that less than scrupulous journals and content providers
are hiding scientific papers old enough to be in the public domain (those
published in 1922 or before) behind paywalls. Lately I've been uploading a lot
of old papers to the Wikimedia Commons- the media repository operated by the
same guys who bring us Wikipedia- and I decided that it might be a good idea to
take advantage of whatever subscriptions my university library has to
"liberate" these public domain papers and make them freely available. Does
anyone know of any journals or Elsevier-type content providers that are
charging money for very old papers that I might have access to through my
This is my second attempt at sending this. I didn't receive a copy in my inbox,
so I don't think it went through. Sorry if this is a duplicate.