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An article in Science reports that “in more than 1000 articles published between 2000 and 2003 in the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and Science”

Internet references accounted for 2.6% of all references (672/25548) and in articles 27 months old, 13% of Internet references were inactive.

That’s higher than I’d have expected for references presumably to scientific journals, but lower than I’d expect for references to the general-interest Net.

(Thanks to Gary Unblinking Stock for the link.)

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