My friend is working in a publishing company that publishes scientific articles. It is an open-access company, meaning that the company's income comes from the authors instead of the reader of the articles. In another words, the amount of money that its share holders earn is proportionate to the number of articles that it publishes.
My friend suspects that this company is publishing sub-par articles, such as not taking the peer-review process seriously, so as to publish more articles that should not be published. To verify it, my friend is thinking of looking at the financial record/report of the company, but she is not in the financial department. Do you think that the company will allow my friend to access its financial records?