Tuesday, May 08, 2007

The embargo should go

Kiernan V. 2007. The embargo should go APS News 16(3)8

Article discussing the arguments for and against the embargo system under which science journals provide journalists with advance copies of newsworthy articles, but set strict timelines on when that information can be shared. He concludes that the system does more harm than good in the reporting in newspapers of science advances. The article is adapted from the author's book Embargoed Science © 2006 by Vincent Kiernan (see http://www.press.uillinois.edu/.)

Posted for John Glen

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