Definition: A technological barrier that permits access to information only to individuals who have paid - either personally, or via an organisation - a designated fee or subscription.

Related terms: <a href='/glossary/accessibility/'>Accessibility</a>, <a href='/glossary/open-access/'>Open Access</a>

References: Day et al. (2020),, &

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