In this episode we are discussing Unpaywall. Unpaywall is a database and browser extension that legally searches for Open Access versions of research papers. Our interview guest will be Heather Piwowar who co-developed and manages Unpaywall. We will cover how and why Unpaywall was developed, and the issues with current Open Science tools.
Resources and Links:
- Heather Piwowar Twitter
- Impact Story
- Nature article: How Unpaywall is transforming open science
“It is cool to see the green unlock icon, which if you click it takes you immediately to a free article, right beside a big box on a publisher’s page that says ‘$39 to view’. It feels like we are really unlocking the power of Open Access”.