Embargo Watch

Keeping an eye on how scientific information embargoes affect news coverage

Archive for July 2013

Science does the right thing, moving up monogamy paper embargo

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science 7-24It’s a seemingly small thing, but when journals move their embargoes so that coverage of issues can be more comprehensive, I like to encourage them.

An email from Science yesterday morning: Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Ivan Oransky

July 30, 2013 at 9:30 am

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New Scientist accidentally breaks embargo on peacock mating paper

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jebNew Scientist broke the embargo on a Journal of Experimental Biology (JEB) paper yesterday, apparently because staffers confused time zones.

Kathryn Knight, the JEB’s news and views editor, began looking into the break once Embargo Watch flagged it. Early this morning, she wrote me: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

July 25, 2013 at 3:31 pm

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PNAS lifts sea rise paper embargo early after break

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pnasThe Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has lifted the embargo early on a paper examining the role of global warming in rising sea levels after coverage before the scheduled 3 p.m. Eastern embargo today.

From a PNAS email at 9:49 Eastern this morning: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

July 15, 2013 at 4:21 pm

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Anger, confusion as Popular Science inadvertently broke blue planet embargo

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Ethan Siegel was not pleased last Wednesday: Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Ivan Oransky

July 15, 2013 at 9:00 am