B – Mind the hack

Cartwright, Jon. 2008 Mind the hack. Physics World 21(5)14-15

Two of the worl’s biggest science journals (Nature and Science) control their news coverage by giving sneak previews of research under embargo while limiting how scientists can interact with journalists. The author looks at whether the system benefits, or hinders, science communication. This article is also cited in the Editorial, in the same issue, entitled “Embargoed Science: Embargoes may have their faults but they mask wider problems in science communication”.

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