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Archive for December 2012

JAMA to change Archives embargo schedule when names change in January

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archivesJAMA’s Archives journals will have a new embargo schedule when their names change next month.

Embargoes for the Archives journals — which as of January 1 will be known as JAMA (specialty), eg JAMA Pediatrics, instead of the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine — have lifted for  years on Mondays at 3 p.m. Central Time. Starting on January 1, the embargoes for each of three titles will lift on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, also at 3 p.m. Central. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Ivan Oransky

December 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

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Canada’s QMI Agency slapped with six-month ban after breaking embargo

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QMIAgency_logoThe QMI Agency, publisher of the Sun newspapers across Canada, has earned a six-month ban from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) after breaking an embargo last week.

Crystal Mohr, CIHI’s media coordinator, tells Embargo Watch it was the QMI Agency that broke the embargo. She sent this message to her press list Thursday: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

December 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

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How I got two embargoes lifted early: Cardiology journals do the right thing

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acc logoMuch of the time, when I hear about embargoes lifting early, I work backward, asking journals what happened, or trying to figure it out on my own when they can’t or won’t say. (Recently, I didn’t have to ask, because my own group had broken the embargo, accidentally.)

But last week, while working on a story, the early lifts came at my request. It’s the story of journals doing the right thing.

On Tuesday, November 27, at 12:51 p.m. Eastern, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) sent out this message: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

December 4, 2012 at 11:02 am

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