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Monday, April 05, 2004
  IEEE obtains revised ruling removing gov't restrictions on papers from authors in embargoed countries
via IEEE press release received in e-mail 4/05/04
I can see where the original ruling came from, but that doesn't mean it made sense. Basically, the scientific publishers based in the US could accept articles for publication from authors in embargoed countries like Iran, but could not edit them, even for typos. This really doesn't make sense, because encouraging publication and freedom of communication in these countries is key. Plus, it would be helpful to encourage these scientists to travel to conferences... especially if we think they might like it better here.
 
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This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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