PNAS lifts embargo early after finding three-month old article by author describing findings

A particularly effective illustration of how absurd and craven the embargo system and Ingelfinger’s Rule are.

Embargo Watch

pnas juneAfter what the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) is calling an “embargo break,” the journal has lifted the embargo early on a paper because the findings were described by the author in a popular science magazine in April.

Here’s the email that went out yesterday a bit before 7 p.m. Eastern, days before the scheduled 3 p.m. Eastern embargo Monday:

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