The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted the embargo 20 minutes early on a paper scheduled to go live today at 3 p.m. Eastern time, after a story appeared in a UK news outlet at 2 p.m.
The release read: “Archaeological artifacts from a site in northern China suggest a 5,000-year-old recipe for beer, according to a study.” PNAS tells Embargo Watch: Read the rest of this entry »
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) lifted the embargo on a study early on Monday, following an embargo break. Here’s the top of the message that went out to the journal’s media list at 2:38 p.m. Eastern, 22 minutes before the scheduled embargo lift: Read the rest of this entry »
The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), which lifted the embargo on papers early 11 times last year because of breaks or previous media coverage, is on track for a similar figure this year, thanks to three recent incidents.
On October 27 the journal sent this to its media list: Read the rest of this entry »
Patience is a virtue: Gastroenterology association changes embargo policy five years after criticism
More than five years ago, I took the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) to task for what I considered an ill-advised embargo policy in which scores of “article in press” papers in their journals were freely available online, but considered “embargoed.” And while change often comes slowly, it does in fact come.
There’s a puzzling embargo-related story playing out about someone whose name I didn’t really ever expect to see grace the pages of Embargo Watch: Billionaire Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group.
The abstract page for the paper, “Relativistic boost as the cause of periodicity in a massive black-hole binary candidate,” included this note: Read the rest of this entry »