N – Publisher censors sexuality article

Taylor and Francis has prevented an article on pederasty from being published in the Journal of Homosexuality (www.haworthpress.com/store/product.asp?sku=J082), blogged Harvey Marcovitch on bmj.com. The article had been accepted before the publisher acquired the journal. Advance online publication of the abstract of the article caused uproar after a conservative US pressure group made “the baseless accusation that [the author] was . . . advocating sex with children,” according to an editor. In compromise the author was invited to revise the article for a theme issue, but Taylor and Francis, whose journals belong to the Committee on Publication Ethics (http://publicationethics.org), then decided against publication.