Embargo Watch

Keeping an eye on how scientific information embargoes affect news coverage

Royal Society breaks its own embargo

leave a comment »

royal socThe Royal Society has lifted the embargo early on two studies after jumping the gun on their own site. From an email sent to the society’s press list last Friday:

Due to a technical error two of the papers featured in our earlier release this morning and scheduled for online publication at 00:01 GMT Wednesday 6 February 2013 have been published early. We have therefore lifted the embargo on the following two papers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

A comparison of bats and rodents as reservoirs of zoonotic viruses: Are bats special?
URL after publication: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/lookup/doi/10.1098/rspb.2012.2753


Song type matching is an honest early threat signal in a hierarchical animal communication system
URL after publication: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/lookup/doi/10.1098/rspb.2012.2517

A number of organizations have broken their own embargoes. The American Heart Association has done it three times, while Neurology has done it twice.

Hat tip: Bob O’Hara

About these ads

Written by Ivan Oransky

February 4, 2013 at 8:45 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 22,766 other followers

%d bloggers like this: