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Thursday, February 19, 2004

More on trade embargoes on scientific publications

Geoff Brumfiel, Publishers split over response to US trade embargo ruling, Nature, February 19, 2004. Quoting Fredun Hojabri, an Iranian chemist living in San Diego: "The ruling makes publication by Iranians in journals published in the United States practically impossible." Quoting Allan Adler, head of legal and government affairs at the Association of American Publishers: "The government should not be in the business of restricting this kind of first-amendment activity."