I found it very irritating when I typed some keywords in google or scientific search engines (such as ******, ******* ******, etc), and found the right article that I wanted to read, but then I couldn't read the full text because I don't have access to the article (access is protected by publishers). My university library has subscriptions to many journals or scientific papers, but surely the subscriptions are limited to just some numbers of journals because they're very very expensive. For example, today I wanted to read an article which is related to my study and is available in ******* ****** , but I could not do so because the access is not for free. Fortunately, I was able to contact the author and the author was willing to give me a free copy to my email (and God bless him that he responded quickly). This is not the article that I mean, but just to give you an idea, to be able to get access to this article: Detection of acetone and isoprene in human breath using a combination of thermal desorption and selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry you would have to purchase it for $19.95. Many times it would cost me over $30.00 per article. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! What I can't comprehend is: - when I want my paper to be published in a journal, I have to pay to the publisher, so as an author, I don't get any financial benefits, in fact I have to pay for it (to get published) - when my paper is published, and other people want to download it, they have to pay to the publisher, not to me who actually creates the said intellectual works Why the system works like this? I don't need any financial benefits from publishing my research work, but I really really feel irritated when I am hindered to get access to other people' works. It's really an intellectual crime done by all publishers...! I am sure I am not the only one who feels like this. Any thoughts?