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    Dual submission

    The committee questioned the use of the term “fraud” in these circumstances, saying it implied an action far more serious than perhaps was the case. Fraud suggested that there was a deliberate attempt to mislead or the submission of falsified data. In reality, this was more a matter of misconduct involving a breach of publishing rules. The committee asked if the authors’ were new to writing so…
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    Dual submission

    …to Journal B, which happens to share an office with Journal A. The next month essentially the same paper originally submitted to Journal A was resubmitted. It was unchanged from the previous submission, but with a slightly different title. The editorial assistants of Journals A and B noted that, apart from some differences in the introduction, the two papers were identical. Journals A and B wrote…
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    Dual submission

    We had already taken action on this case and case 06-10 but for future cases which might arise we were interested to know COPE’s view. The Editorial Board discussed the COPE views but decided that as the two matters were now largely history it was not worth taking further action. Since then, however, we have had a further case of partial dual submission, and the COPE discussion on 06-09 has…
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    Dual submission

    …under submission. _ Author dispute and ineptitude could underlie this case. _ Write to the authors reminding them what good publication practice is and that duplicate submission is not acceptable.…
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    Author dispute and dual submission

    A case report was submitted for consideration and, following favourable review, was accepted for publication by Journal A. All three authors signed the copyright release form, but about six weeks later a request not to publish the article was received by e-mail, which was attributed to a “misunderstanding and argument between two of the authors.” The editor wrote to all three authors expressin…
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    Case Closed

    Consequence for dual submission

    …punitive, especially if the authors are junior researchers. The institution has a role in mentoring the author and to ensure that this type of behaviour does not persist. This may also serve to convey to the author the seriousness of the infraction. A suggestion was to write an editorial on the issue of dual submission. Do authors really understand what it means, and the consequences of declaring…
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    Dual submission due to discordant action of two authors

    …to the authors to confirm whether this was indeed the case. They expressed surprise, but the senior author acknowledged that dual submission had occurred and apologised. Apparently the first and second authors had acted independently of one another, and neither had indicated whether the manuscript had been resubmitted to the two journals following rejection by a third journal. The editor rejected…
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    Case Closed

    Dual submission and editor’s failure to take action

    …was published in July. We first wrote to the authors that this was unethical and amounted to dual submission. We again received a rather impolite reply. We then wrote to the editor of the journal in which the article was published. Apparently, this journal does not ask for a non-submission undertaking from the authors. The editor was quite vague in his reply. We sent him the details of dual submission
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    Dual submission, salami slicing, redundant publication, or all three?

    …This was a case of an intelligent reviewer catching a dual submission serendipitously. Sending a copy of the manuscript under review to another editor might be considered a breach of confidentiality with the author, but in cases of suspected misconduct, such action was part of the peer review process and the information sent to the other editor would be on a ‘need to know’…
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    Attempted dual publication?

    _ The timing of the other cases was odd—if they were available in time to get the paper reviewed and published in another journal, then they would have surely been available for submission in Journal A? The editor said that Journal A had taken some time to review the paper, but agreed that it was insufficient time for the other cases to have been documented and sent for publication. _ Not all…
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    Attempted dual publication

    …X said that the Japanese authors were clearly attempting dual publication, were therefore completely unethical,and should be reprimanded severely. As editor of journal A,what should be done about: 1 The issue of apparently simultaneous submission to two journals? 2 The breach of con?dentiality by expert X (and also expert Y, commissioned by another journal B)?…
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    Attempt at dual publication

    In October 2005, our journal commissioned a review on a specific topic from an expert in that field. The commission was accepted, and a submission date set. This was followed up and renegotiated several times over the coming months. A first draft was received in January 2007, and assessed inhouse for feedback to the authors. Some suggestions were made regarding structure and content,…
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    Dual publication

    …version of the original paper so that we could assess whether this was a case of dual publication. In the meantime, we removed the online version. Following this, the authors withdrew the paper. The question now is, should we pursue this further by reporting the authors to the regulators in their country for an apparent attempt at dual publication and, if so, to whom should we report?…
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    Duplicate submission to two journals and previous duplicate publication uncovered

    …this submission, of which he was a co-author, which a PUBMED search revealed, were duplicate publications of each other. The associate editor of one of the journals also suspected that another of the cited papers published in English was very similar to one published in German. Both journals withdrew the paper from the review process, pending an explanation from the author for the attempt to secure dual
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    Dual publication

    …The tables and text were original and not copied from any previous article, he said. He added that the authors would be pleased to acknowledge in an erratum that this was an unintentional oversight. - Does this constitute dual publication? - Should the authors’ apology be accepted or should the matter be taken further?…
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    Possible dual publication

    As editor of journal A I am handling a manuscript by an author and it is likely to be accepted, although this is not yet decided. As a reviewer for journal B, I have since been asked to review a manuscript by the same author that uses similar material and comes to a similar conclusion, but pushes the presentation of the results a little further. My gut feeling is that there is insufficient nove…
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    Dual publication and attempted retraction by the author

    …own submission. She then explained that some personal and professional issues had distracted her for some time, after which her PhD tutor told her that his manuscript had indeed been accepted and published elsewhere. The lengthy review process had caused serious delays since it was first submitted, he said. The second paper was published two months after the first. The letter writer and Professor…
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    Dual publication

    It was brought to the attention of Journal A that a paper published in 2002 was similar (title, summary, introduction, case, survey, results, discussion) to a paper published in Journal B. Journal A is a very technical journal that reports conference proceedings and is not peer reviewed. Furthermore, Journal B had received a letter from the authors of another paper, published in a very prestigi…
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    Duplicate submission

    submission. We subsequently emailed the authors of the paper asking for an explanation, especially considering they had confirmed at the time of submission that their manuscript was not under consideration in any other journal. The authors withdrew their paper from the second journal and responded to us by saying that they were very sorry for their “low-level error” in submission and apologised…
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    Alleged unauthorized use of data and possible dual publication

    During review of a manuscript submitted to our journal, a dispute arose over some of the data used in the database that was described in the submitted paper. The authors listed several preferred reviewers and also one non-preferred reviewer (without giving reasons). The journal’s submission site states that the editors will consider the authors’ preferred suggestions but are under…

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