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Embargo Watch readers are probably familiar with a lot of arguments against embargoes at this point, mostly about how they can restrict the flow of scientific information and give journals and other institutions too much control. But what about how practical they are for press officers who create them?
Last Wednesday, a longtime space writer email emailed Rick Fienberg, the press of officer and director of communications for the American Astronomical Society (AAS), confused about an embargo.
The AAS had passed along an embargoed European Space Agency (ESA) release about Hubble news for 9 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, August 15. But EurekAlert had the same news embargoed for 7 p.m. Eastern on the 14th. Read the rest of this entry »
Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) puts out an annual report — along with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation — that ranks American states and the District of Columbia by obesity rates. The findings rely to a large extent on CDC data — that will be important in a moment — and the report was embargoed until next Tuesday, August 20, until last night, when TFAH sent this message to its media list: Read the rest of this entry »
A note to the Lancet Infectious Diseases press list yesterday: Read the rest of this entry »
An email from Science yesterday morning: Read the rest of this entry »
New Scientist broke the embargo on a Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB) paper yesterday, apparently because staffers confused time zones.
Kathryn Knight, the JEB’s news and views editor, began looking into the break once Embargo Watch flagged it. Early this morning, she wrote me: Read the rest of this entry »
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has lifted the embargo early on a paper examining the role of global warming in rising sea levels after coverage before the scheduled 3 p.m. Eastern embargo today.
From a PNAS email at 9:49 Eastern this morning: Read the rest of this entry »
Here’s the top of the email that went out at 8:43 a.m. this morning: Read the rest of this entry »
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has lifted the embargo early on a study of drinking water near a contentious fracking site. From an email to reporters sent at 10:48 a.m. Eastern today:
Due to an embargo break, PNAS is lifting the embargo early on the following paper. All other articles are under the scheduled embargo: Read the rest of this entry »