Sunday Times breaks Archives of Internal Medicine embargo
SPECIAL NOTICE: The embargo on the Archives of Internal Medicine paper (see below) was broken by Jonathan Leake of The Sunday Times of London. In response to this violation, reporters and editors at The Sunday Times will no longer have pre- or post-embargo access to any JAMA/Archives materials.
This from JAMA/Archives at about 11 Eastern today:
SPECIAL NOTICE: Due to an embargo break, the following study is being immediately released by the JAMA/Archives journals. Please note that only this paper is being released early. The embargo remains intact for 3 p.m. central time, March 8, 2010, for the other studies in the March 8 Archives of Internal Medicine and the March Archives of Neurology and Archives of Ophthalmology.
We are currently investigating the circumstances of the embargo break. The JAMA/Archives Media Relations Department thanks the reporters who abided by the embargo.
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It was this Sunday Times story, which posted yesterday (Sunday).
As Embargo Watch readers know, this is the second such breabk by The Sunday Times in a week. PNAS is no longer giving the paper advance access to studies after they broke an embargo on a study of polar bear origins last week.
It’s also second embargo break for a JAMA/Archives journal in about a week. On Friday, Feb. 26, UPI broke an Archives of General Psychiatry embargo on a study on pot smoking and psychosis.
Note: This post has been updated a few times from the original, in which I didn’t yet know which news organization had broken the embargo.