Letters Section Editor: Robert M. Golub,
MD, Senior Editor.
To the Editor: Medical and scientific journals
increasingly cite information available only on the Internet.1,2 The
International Committee of Medical Journal Editors stated that
“Electronic publication is an area that is in flux,” and recommended
that “Editors should develop, make available to authors, and implement
policies on . . . archiving . . . and
electronic publication.”3 This observational
study examined the policies of high-impact medical and scientific journals
for the preservation of citations to digital information.
Schilling LM, Kelly DP, Drake AL, Heilig LF, Hester EJ, Dellavalle RP. Digital Information Archiving Policies in High-Impact Medical and Scientific Periodicals. JAMA. 2004;292(22):2720-2726. doi:10.1001/jama.292.22.2724