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The threat to science publishing

Peter Griffin posted in on August 24th, 2009.

The Open Access (OA) movement has been around since the 1990s – not surprising, as one of its principal tenets is that information should be freely available online. More specifically, it generally refers to scientific information, and in particular the information generally found in scientific journals.  As we all know, this information is generally not […]

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PODCAST: Embargoes in science reporting – Friend or foe?

Peter Griffin posted in on August 24th, 2009.

An SMC recording made at the World Conference of Science Journalists held in London in late June. The recording is of a debate held, the moot being “Embargoes in Science Reporting: Friend or foe). The recording is not complete – Vincent Kiernan’s comments are only partially recorded. Summary from the WCSJ website: Few issues provoke […]

Do embargoes make journalists lazy?

Peter Griffin posted in on January 26th, 2009.

You know that feeling – its gone 7pm in the newsroom and you’ve still to hear back from the two sources that are going to make your story worthy of page one or be spiked perhaps for ever. It’s that feeling of helplessness – no matter how fast you write, you’re at the mercy of […]

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