Small science journals : stay alert for potentially dangerous information

De Castro, Paola and Napolitani Cheyne, Federica Small science journals : stay alert for potentially dangerous information. European Science Editing, 2006, vol. 32, n. 1. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]


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Bioterrorism has become a key subject in global communication, forcing the scientific community to urgently deal with problems of security and publishing of potentially dangerous information. This short note suggests that while editors of big science journals, supported by a rigorous peer-review system, seem to be generally aware of security implications and how to handle them, greater attention to security issues should be paid in the editing of small science journals and of institutional reports as well, where sensitive information is more likely to be published. Some practical suggestions are also recommended to help evaluate when the potential harm of publication outweighs its benefits and therefore a submitted paper should be modified or even not published.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Dangerous information, peer review, security, editorial responsibilities, science journals, institutional reports
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > EB. Printing, electronic publishing, broadcasting.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > EE. Intellectual freedom.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > EF. Censorship.
Depositing user: Paola De Castro
Date deposited: 26 Apr 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:03


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