ResearchGate-gate: potential impact on free full texts

Nature News reports that ResearchGate take-down notices are imminent and perhaps already occurring which threatens to lower the percent of papers that are available to freely view on the web. How much of an impact might this have? I analyzed the recent Lazy Scholar...

New statistics on full text availability using Lazy Scholar

I ran an analysis on 500,000+ recent records to see how often Lazy Scholar finds at least one free full text. This value is 36-41%. Let me break that down a bit. 36% reflects the percent of free full texts that are definitively free to view to the user, but does not...