I have often wondered how all that great content, from scholarly journals, is made available to researchers. I know that this may sound nieve but I imagined that peer-reviewed academic content was basically free (or very close to being free).
Recently, I came across an article, written by Lindsay McKenzie, that opened my eyes about the challenges faced by those who are interested in providing scholarly content and the publishers who make that content available for students and professionals who read and perform research.
After reading this article, I wondered if publishing conglomerates (e.g. Elsevier), are now vying for greater controls that may diminish access to scholarly works?
McKenzie, Lindsay (14 Jan. 2019). Editorial Mutiny at Elsevier Journal. Retrieved from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2019/01/14/elsevier-journal-editors-resign-start-rival-open-access-journal?fbclid=IwAR3ur4_hNNbCFuBEwYOwcP3rV7boqp3fuB2Q32iAxgsnL-PX9NLf03oZWrY