- What is Sci-Hub?
- What happened to Sci-Hub?
- Is Sci-Hub the only option for reading research articles?
- Why is Sci-Hub banned in China?
- What is Sci-Hub and where can you access it?
- Are Scientists forced to use Sci-Hub?
- Is Sci-Hub good or bad for Scholarly Communication?
- How many articles are currently available in Sci-Hub?
- Is Sci-Hub illegal to use?
- Whos using Sci-Hub?
- Which country downloads the most scientific papers on Sci-Hub?
What is Sci-Hub?
Such laws effectively slow down the development of science in human society. The Sci-Hub project, running from 5th September 2011, is challenging the status quo. At the moment, Sci-Hub provides access to hundreds of thousands research papers every day, effectively bypassing any paywalls and restrictions.
What happened to Sci-Hub?
^ Kwon, Diana (20 February 2018). Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services. The Scientist Magazine. Archived from the original on 22 November 2018.
Is Sci-Hub the only option for reading research articles?
TorrentFreak pointed out Sci-Hub is the only option for access to research articles as fifteen major publishers have announced a suspension of services in Russia due to 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.  ^ sci-hub.org was one of the first ones.
Why is Sci-Hub banned in China?
This was attributed to blocking of many Sci-Hub hosting sites by Cyberspace Administration of China and the existence of a Chinese twin of Sci-Hub, which is not accessible outside of China, and is unknown to Western publishers. 
What is Sci-Hub and where can you access it?
Lets list the platforms chronology to understand what Sci-Hub is and where you can access it. As already mentioned, Sci-Hub is the first platform globally that makes scholarly research articles available to the public for free, disregarding the copyright issues. As of December 2020, more than 85 mln articles are already available in the database.
Are Scientists forced to use Sci-Hub?
I dont think anyone is “forced” to use Sci-Hub, but various factors can limit other ways to access the literature and will leave Sci-Hub as an attractive option for researchers, despite the articles being pirated and some of the domains now being blocked by ISPs due to court action in the US. [ 1]
Is Sci-Hub good or bad for Scholarly Communication?
Researcher to Reader (R2R) Debate: Is Sci-Hub Good or Bad for Scholarly Communication? One plenary session of the 2019 Researcher to Reader (R2R) Conference was a debate on the proposition “ Resolved: Sci-Hub is doing more good than harm to scholarly communication .”
How many articles are currently available in Sci-Hub?
As of December 2020, more than 85 mln articles are already available in the database. Sci-Hub is driven by the idea that granting scientific works with the copyright and setting paywalls significantly stops societys development.