Prepublish or Perish? Making a Case for Medicine to Take a Cue from Basic Science

  It’s time for clinical research to join other scientific fields like physics and computer science and encourage preprint publication of manuscripts on the internet, according to three top cardiologists writing in a Lancet comment. Since 1969 researchers have labored under the constraints of the Ingelfinger rule, in which “posting a paper, data, or key findings on the internet represented presubmission…

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Retiring Editor Says Its Time For Journals To Be Retired

Harlan Krumholz is not going gentle into the good night. Near the end of his tenure as the founding editor of Circulation:Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes Krumholz has delivered a fiery editorial [PDF] arguing that the current model of printed peer-reviewed journals may not, and probably should not, survive in “a new world that is flat, digital, and…

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