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Standards for Commercial Reprints and E-prints 

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

Pharmaceutical and device companies, institutions, and other organizations may purchase nonexclusive rights to reproduce scientific articles as reprints, or provide access to these as e-prints, as single articles or collections of articles, to help market their products. A reprint is the republication of an article or collection of articles in which the content is unchanged from the original publication (except perhaps for the inclusion of postpublication corrections). An e-print is a digital reproduction of or an online link to an article or collection of articles, usually PDF files(s). (See also , Advertisements, Advertorials, Sponsorship, Supplements, Reprints, and E-prints; Reprints and

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