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Breaking the Embargo

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Science  19 Jan 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5810, pp. 331-332
DOI: 10.1126/science.1135374

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Embargoed Science. By Vincent Kiernan. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 2006. 190 pp. $30. ISBN 9780252030970.

The author argues that the practice of embargoing research publications stifles competitive journalism and favors uncritical reporting of science and medical news.