Reporters: EurekAlert wants to hear what you think
EurekAlert, because it is ubiquitous when it comes to embargoed material from journals and institutions, makes frequent appearances on Embargo Watch, whether it’s about whom they’ve (temporarily) banned from access, what happens when one of their press releases turns out to be unsubstantiated, or the requirements for access.
The subject of embargoes doesn’t show up on the survey, which can be found here. According to an email yesterday:
This survey is designed to gauge registered reporters’ and editors’ opinions of EurekAlert!. Your responses will help us make decisions about improving EurekAlert!’s content, layout and navigation, as well as guide our marketing and development efforts.
I used some of the free text response space to ask whether the service would consider ensuring that all of the embargoed releases from institutions were legitimate embargoes — to avoid situations like this.
Let EurekAlert know what you think of their service. The deadline is Friday night, June 3.