Most of the science papers, reports and articles are written in such way only scientists can understand it. Science was not always totally 'open' to the public. Of course it may be logic due to the fact most people are not interested in (all) science.
But are people not interested in science? Depending on the definition of science, we can say that things like cooking or gardening are forms of science. And one important aspect of life and a fundamental element in science is: time.
Perhaps we can say that everybody is into science on a daily base because of time. But when it comes to science as a way to discover, research and experimenting, it can be different since this needs to be reported for study. That's when the science papers are needed.
European Leaders Call for ‘Immediate’ Open Access to All Scientific Papers by 2020
All scientific papers should be freely available by 2020, the Competitiveness Council—a gathering of ministers of science, innovation, trade, and industry—concluded after a 2-day meeting in Brussels. But some observers are warning that the goal will be difficult to achieve.
What the European Union needs to do is require that its scientific output is deposited in institutional repositories, an option called Green OA. The Dutch government favors Gold OA, in which authors publish in an OA journal; the council does not express a preference for either route.
Plans are in progress to make science papers more open to the public domain. This is a good thing if one promotes the upward evolution of mankind. Science papers should be available to the public, for free, if we like to see a future based on reason, under-standing and inner-standing of life on Earth and the Multiverse.
In the past and present students had to pay to download and view certain science papers. Which makes it difficult for them to really study and develop their knowledge since many students don't have much money to spend. When science papers are open to the public then this may cause an increase of people's curiosity towards science. Is this a good thing? That depends on your perception of the world.