The “it” stands for which word , thank you~? The Internet---- and pressure from funding agencies, who are questioning why commercial publishers are making money from government-funded research by restricting access to it---is making access to scientific results a reality. In the sentence, by restricting access to it, the “it” stands for which word? Thank you.I think it stands for "research", right?
Feb 12, 2017 3:38 AM
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Yes; although the sentence would have been clearer if the pronoun - it - had been replaced by "research". I disagree with Karl because I think the concern is that publishers are charging money for access to publicly funded research and thereby restricting access to "it" - research. The internet makes it possible to publish freely and to provide free access to all.
February 12, 2017
"it" is referring to "government-funded research"
February 12, 2017
"It" is referring to the internet.
February 12, 2017
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