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Science lifts embargo on dog breeding study early after break

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From the Science Press Package at 12:45 p.m. Eastern today:

Effectively immediately, Science is lifting the embargo on the Report listed below because of an embargo violation.

“Arctic-adapted dogs emerged at the Pleistocene–Holocene transition,” by M.-H.S. Sinding et al.

The Science Press Package Team and EurekAlert! take such violations extremely seriously and will be investigating the circumstances leading to this embargo violation with the responsible media outlet. We apologize for the inconvenience this issue creates for our registrants globally. The SciPak entry for this paper can be found on the EurekAlert! portal here: https://www.eurekalert.org/s/jrnls/sci/

It’s unclear which outlet broke the embargo, but the earliest story available in Google News is this one from the New York Times, which posted sometime around 11 a.m. Eastern, three hours before the embargo was scheduled to lift. That piece links to the study, which is not yet live at the time of this writing.

Meagan Phelan, executive director of the Science Press Package, tells Embargo Watch:

Here, in this case (these “immediate lifts” are so rare for us, as you know), we acted as swiftly as possible after learning of the embargo break. The outlet was forthcoming. It is our policy not to disclose who the violating outlet was, but we do work with E! to take necessary action, including based on the outlets’ past profile of working with us to mind embargoes.

Written by Ivan Oransky

June 25, 2020 at 1:48 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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