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MONGE-NAJERA, Julián. “Please pay $800 to read this article”: An open letter to paywall companies. Rev. biol. trop [online]. 2018, vol.66, n.1, pp.1-5. ISSN 0034-7744.

Significant amounts of economic resources are spent by poor countries for access to scientific information that is blocked by pay-walls, and when fees are corrected for local economies, they can be the equivalent of hundreds of dollars per article. Pay-walls, is controlled by a small group of companies in rich countries, block knowledge from the societies that need it most. These companies should adjust their fees according to local economies: this would be fairer and would benefit everyone, including the same companies.

Palavras-chave : scientific development; fair trade; injustice in science; Third World economies.

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