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ISSUE 11 - July 2011





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Embargoes: Stop Trying to Control the Message (pages 07 - 09)
Ivan Oransky

Key Words
Embargoes, Press Relations

Summary

Embargoes are tricky beasts. For every reporter who says he couldn’t live without them, there’s another who chafes at the control they give journals and scientific societies. For a year, I’ve been chronicling embargo policies and breaks at Embargo Watch: http://embargowatch.wordpress.com. The experience — and feedback from reporters, PIOs, and others — has left me with the impression that three areas in particular have room for improvement.