24 Sep '12, 3am

Embargos and confidentiality

This post is not about climate science, but rather about the science/media interface. As many of you may be aware, papers that are scheduled to appear in high-profile journals (Science , Nature and a few others) are often released a few days early to journalists under embargo in order to give them a chance to do a fuller story and talk to more people about it prior to filing. On balance, this works reasonably well, and the press stories that come out are on the whole better for it (there is a bigger issue with the need for a news peg for most science stories that this practice dominates, but that isn’t the focus of this post). But Carl Zimmer and Maggie Koerth-Baker recently reported on a situation where a high profile paper was only provided to journalists under embargo if they signed a non-disclosure agreement restricting their ability to show it to other scientists for ...

Full article: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2012/09/emb...

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