Embargo Watch

Keeping an eye on how scientific information embargoes affect news coverage

You say tomato, I say embargo: A study ripens too early, as magazine breaks an embargo

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Here’s one story that needed more time to ripen.

An email from the Science press team sent about 40 minutes before the 2 p.m. scheduled embargo lift of this week’s issue:

Effectively immediately, Science is lifting the embargo on the study, “A chemical genetic roadmap to improved tomato flavor,” by D. Tieman and colleagues, because of an embargo violation by a registered outlet to which other reporter registrants have made us aware.

The Science Press Package Team and EurekAlert! take such violations extremely seriously and we will be following up swiftly with the responsible media outlet. We apologize for the inconvenience this issue creates for our registrants globally.

This story from Cosmos is apparently the culprit. Science is following up with the magazine, Embargo Watch is told.


Written by Ivan Oransky

January 26, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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