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Royal Society breaks its own embargo

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royal socThe Royal Society has lifted the embargo early on two studies after jumping the gun on their own site. From an email sent to the society’s press list last Friday:

Due to a technical error two of the papers featured in our earlier release this morning and scheduled for online publication at 00:01 GMT Wednesday 6 February 2013 have been published early. We have therefore lifted the embargo on the following two papers. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

A comparison of bats and rodents as reservoirs of zoonotic viruses: Are bats special?
URL after publication: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/lookup/doi/10.1098/rspb.2012.2753

Song type matching is an honest early threat signal in a hierarchical animal communication system
URL after publication: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/lookup/doi/10.1098/rspb.2012.2517

A number of organizations have broken their own embargoes. The American Heart Association has done it three times, while Neurology has done it twice.

Hat tip: Bob O’Hara


Written by Ivan Oransky

February 4, 2013 at 8:45 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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