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Case discussion: repeated complaints about meta-analysis

Case: how to respond to a reader's repeated concerns

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How to respond to a reader's repeated concerns

20-09

A meta-analysis was published in a journal ahead of print, and then subsequently in print. Several months later, the journal was contacted by a faculty member at a university not connected with the study. The reader outlined three general concerns with the meta-analysis. The concerns were discussed by the editorial team, including the statistical editor, and it was decided that the overall results of the meta-analysis were not affected.

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  • 9 September 2020

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About this resource

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  • 9 September 2020

    Re-allocated to new 'Translated Resources' category

  • 25 September 2018

    Minor edit in last line

  • 19 September 2018

    Unticked promote as featured

  • 19 September 2018

    Removed 'version' from front end button.

  • 19 September 2018

    Removed sticky at top of lists

  • 19 September 2018

    Created Spanish version from clone of last English version

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    Added link to Version 1: https://publicationethics.org/files/short%20guide%20to%20ethical%20editing%20for%20new%20editors.pdf

Case

Pre-publication in a discussion paper series

17-18

A submission in the economics field to an interdisciplinary social science journal was accepted, following full external review. Subsequently, the publisher wrote to the author stating that during editorial checks, it had come to their attention that a full manuscript of a paper with the same name was available in a discussion paper series and kindly asked that this version be removed from the website so that the publisher has the right of first publication.

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