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PNAS breaks its own embargo on insect paper

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pnasAn email from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) to its press list yesterday afternoon:

Due to a production scheduling error, PNAS is lifting the embargo early on the following paper.

Article #13-00759: “Induced Plant Defenses, Host-Pathogen Interactions, and Forest Insect Outbreaks,” by Bret D. Elderd et al.

PNAS tells us:

Our production department accidentally published the paper ahead of the original schedule.

Breaking one’s own embargo has become a tradition in which the PNAS joins the Royal Society, the American Heart Association, Neurology, the Archives of Dermatology, the American Association for Cancer Research, and others.

Written by Ivan Oransky

August 23, 2013 at 10:22 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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