Paywalls are frustrating. We’ve all been locked out of research, whether we’re writing a paper or researching the disease of a loved one. Our request system asks authors to share their work with researchers, journalists, students, and the curious. We’ve received almost ten thousand requests for paywalled research. Here are ten stories about why we need to smash paywalls now:

Use your voice and request paywalled research you need at openaccessbutton.org. Visit our request page to read more stories and support other requests to help smash paywalls.