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five years??

In an obituary in this weekend's New York magazine the author 
says among other things:

" some science journals now prohibit authors from citing papers 
more than five years old. "


New York Magazine
31 Dec. 2006.

Joel Hedgpeth | b. 1911
Cadet Hand | b. 1920

The Old Men and the Sea
*           By ALAN BURDICK
Published: December 31, 2006

Does anyone one have any evidence of this as a policy for any
journals-if so can you tell me which journals?


Chuck Hamaker
Associate University Librarian Collections and Technical Services
Atkins Library
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Charlotte, NC 28223