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David P. Dillard
06-07-1999, 10:29 PM
The National Institute of Health is planning to publish a journal
on the World Wide Web that will provide the public with information
regarding new biomedical research. Traditional medical journal publishers
are concerned because the lack of peer review with this proposed journal
may permit publication of research that is not as sound as would be the
case in their review. An excerpt, indexing and a hyperlink to the New
York Times article discussing this issue is provided below and this
articles summary and indexing will be archived at the web site for E-Carm
News which is http://www.ecarm.org (.)

David Dillard
Temple University
(215) 204 - 4584


Source: New York Times (NYT)
Title: N.I.H. Plan for Journal on the Web Draws Fire
Source Date: June 8, 1999
Resource Type: News Article
Description/Keywords: US National Institutes of Health, Proposal,
Publishing, E-Journal, Internet/WWW, Criticism, Research, Dissemination,
Peer Review, Standards, Democratization, Information Access
URL: Listed Below Article Summary

June 8, 1999
N.I.H. Plan for Journal on the Web Draws Fire

WASHINGTON -- The director of the National Institutes
of Health has touched off a passionate debate by proposing
that scientists disclose and disseminate the results of biomedical
research on the Internet, making the full text of their reports available
at no cost to anyone with a computer anywhere in the world.

The director, Dr. Harold E. Varmus, said his proposal for an
electronic publishing operation, called E-biomed, would speed the
progress of science by accelerating the exchange of information among
researchers and by vastly increasing access to it.

Moreover, he said, the Web
site could be "a democratizing
force" because any legitimate
researchers, "however
remotely located or poorly
known," could enter reports
on it.

The New England Journal is owned and published by the
Massachusetts Medical Society. It has for years had a strict policy against
publishing manuscripts whose "essential substance" has been published

Web Sites for Organizations Mentioned in New York Times Article:

The New England Journal of Medicine.

Association of American Medical Colleges.

National Institutes of Health.

Oregon Health Sciences University.

National Center for Biotechnology Information.

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