Medical News and Perspectives
April 28, 2004

Journals' Freedom to Publish Affirmed

JAMA. 2004;291(16):1950. doi:10.1001/jama.291.16.1950

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.

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