HIV publication delay: J.Mol.Evol.

FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA FORSDYKE at QUCDN.QueensU.CA
Sun Sep 3 12:56:48 EST 1995


   A fascinating paper on HIV and retroviruses has just appeared in our
library (Hemert & Berkout, J. Mol. Evol. 41:132-140). I was concerned to
note that the recorded acceptance date was 23rd October 1994! Thus, there
has been a publication delay by Springer-Verlag of about 10 months!

   It is sad that the biomedical research community is denied access to work
of this nature solely because of problems at the publication level (presumably
a back-log of acceptable publications and an unwillingness to increase volume
size or numbers).

   Roll on the era of electronic publishing!

                           Sincerely,

                           Don Forsdyke, Discussion Leader,
                                         Bionet.journals.note



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