%A Stevan Harnad %J The Lancet %T Ingelfinger Over-Ruled: The Role of the Web in the Future of Refereed Medical Journal Publishing %X Under the editorship of Franz Ingelfinger, the New England Journal of Medicine adopted a policy of declining to referee or publish research that had been previously published or publicised elsewhere. Other biomedical journals, as well as broad-spectrum journals such as Science, have since adopted this "Ingelfinger rule". The four rationales underlying this rule, formulated in the Gutenberg era, are examined here to see which of them are still valid post-Gutenberg. %K electronic publishing, Ingelfinger Rule, Copyright, publication embargo, self-archiving %P s16 %V 256 %D 2000 %L cogprints1703