Out with the Old?

At The Scientist, George Lundberg says it's time for science and medical publishing to get with modern times and embrace the Internet age. Despite advances in modern technology and the efforts of open-access proponents, subscription-only journals and traditional peer review remain firmly entrenched in the publishing culture, Lundberg says.

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