Editors of peer-reviewed scientific journals are breathing sighs of
relief following an April 2 ruling that should keep the US government out
of the editing process.
Until last September, most scientific journals believed that federal
embargo restrictions from sanctioned countries did not apply to scientific
publishing. But a decision last September, following a rule-clarification
request by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), threw
the matter up in the air.
Mitka M. Journals' Freedom to Publish Affirmed. JAMA. 2004;291(16):1950. doi:10.1001/jama.291.16.1950