Embargo Watch

Keeping an eye on how scientific information embargoes affect news coverage

A blog spoke, they listened: A look at groups that joined the Embargo Watch Honor Roll in 2011

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The end of 2011 has snuck up on me, and there’s not much time left for a Best of 2011 post. So I’ll just call attention to the scientific societies and journals that did something to earn a spot on the Embargo Watch Honor Roll this year. These are all organizations who changed their policies following Embargo Watch criticism:

As I’ve noted before, there’s plenty of room on the Honor Roll, so I look forward to adding members in 2012.

Some of you may have noticed that the volume of posts has gone down this year. The fact is, a good chunk of the time I’d spent posting on Embargo Watch in 2010 was devoted to sister blog Retraction Watch in 2011. The success of the latter, thanks in no small part to the great audience Embargo Watch helped build, and the lessons it taught me about blogging, is a good thing. But I’m going to do my best to pick up the pace again in 2012.

Happy New Year.


Written by Ivan Oransky

December 31, 2011 at 12:47 pm

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  1. Thanks for another year on the case and providing endlessly fascinating tales incompetence and silliness.

    Keep up the good work.

    Michael Kenward

    January 2, 2012 at 10:07 am

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