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  • INFO: MEDICAL: RESEARCH : MEDICAL: PERIODICALS : BIOSCIENCES: NewYork Times Article Discusses Proposed National Institutes ofHealth Web Based Journal for Publishing Biomedical ResearchInformation

    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 (.)

    Sincerely,
    David Dillard
    Temple University
    (215) 204 - 4584
    jwne@astro.temple.edu

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    Source: New York Times (NYT)
    Author: ROBERT PEAR
    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
    By ROBERT PEAR

    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
    elsewhere.

    Web Sites for Organizations Mentioned in New York Times Article:

    The New England Journal of Medicine.
    http://www.nejm.org/content/index.asp

    Association of American Medical Colleges.
    http://www.aamc.org/

    National Institutes of Health.
    http://www.nih.gov/

    Oregon Health Sciences University.
    http://www.ohsu.edu/

    National Center for Biotechnology Information.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/



    Full Story May Be Found At:
    http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/science/060899sci-research-journal.html

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