"Most research is technical, intended to be used and applied by peer researchers in building further research and applications — to the benefit of the general public. But most peer-reviewed research reports themselves are neither understandable nor of direct interest to the general public as reading matter.” I could not disagree more. Academics simply can’t predict what use non-academics might make of the scholarly literature when they have access to it. For examples of patient groups, small businesses, developing-world advocates, fossil preparators and more who need access to research, see the Who Needs Access? site at http://whoneedsaccess.org/"