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Archives of Dermatology breaks its own embargo

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Did you notice a somewhat unusual email from the Archives of Dermatology earlier today, with a list of “Online First” articles that had just gone live — on a Thursday, rather than the usual Monday?

Well, that was a goof, the journal said in an email sent out a few minutes ago to its press list:

Because of a technical glitch, the Online First articles from the June issue of Archives of Dermatology were posted online today, breaking our own embargo! For that reason, the entire journal’s contents are now available and the embargo, which should have been June 20, is now lifted. Please see news releases below highlighting some of the articles in this month’s issue. We regret the error.

Kudos to Jann Ingmire and her JAMA/Archives media relations team for doing the right thing by lifting the embargo early — and having a sense of humor about it.


Written by Ivan Oransky

June 16, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Oh dear. I do hope you’ve asked them what sanctions they’ll face for breaking the embargo.

    Bob O'Hara

    June 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm

  2. A sense of humor is always good. Good for them.


    August 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

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