COPE's guidance, as a flowchart, on what to do if you suspect redundant (duplicate) publication in a submitted manuscript.
- The instructions to authors should state the journal’s policy on redundant publication.
- It may be helpful to request the institution’s policy.
- Ask authors to verify that their manuscript is original and has not been published elsewhere.
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) advises that translations are acceptable but MUST reference the original.
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Author Originally developed for COPE by Liz Wager of Sideview © 2016 Committee on Publication Ethics (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)
Version 1 November 2015
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COPE Council. Suspected redundant publication in a submitted manuscript. Version 2. 2015
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