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How many research papers are freely available?

“7daysOAresized.jpg”A fortnight ago, support for the principle that research papers should be freely available flared up into a sudden flash-fire of tweets, blogs, news articles and online activism. That was in reaction to the federal indictment of computer coder and activist Aaron Swartz, who downloaded over 4 million articles from JSTOR, the US-based archive for academic journals. 

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