Editorial Policy for Preventing and Handling Allegations of Duplicate Publication - AMA Manual of Style

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Editorial Policy for Preventing and Handling Allegations of Duplicate Publication 

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

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Covert duplicate publication violates the ethics of scientific publishing and may constitute a violation of copyright law. Editors have a duty to inform prospective authors of their policies on duplicate publication, which should be published in their instructions for authors. Reviewers should notify editors of the existence of duplicate articles discovered during their review. Authors should send copies of all duplicate or overlapping articles and manuscripts with their submitted manuscripts. Authors should also include citations to highly similar articles and any reports from the same study under their authorship in the reference list of the submitted manuscript. When in doubt

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