There are an ever increasing number of medical and specialty journals publishing articles at a prolific rate, but to a varying degree of quality.[sup.1] Urology is a highly competitive surgical subspecialty and some trainees may be tempted to improve their curriculum vitae without adhering to the rigors of academic probity.[sup.2] Almost 1 in every 6 original articles published in leading surgical journals include some form of redundancy.[sup.3] A redundant publication
is one which duplicates previous, simultaneous or future publications by the same author or group or, alternatively, could have been combined with the latter into one paper.
According to guidelines from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) this amounts to substantial self-plagiarism which is not allowed and requires either a retraction or redundant publication
This practice includes improper authorship, dual submission, salami slicing, redundant publication
, improper citation and many other related actions.
Bilimsel yaniltma olaylarmdan gereksiz ve tekrar yayin yapma " duplikasyon, redundant publication
" orijinal arastirma veya makaleye atifta bulunmaksizin coklu yayin organlarma yeniden yayina gondermek ya da yayim-lama eylemidir.
A case of redundant publication
: statement from the Chief Editor.
We collectively had 34 unverified duplicates, according to Deja vu, none of which represented plagiarism, cosubmission, or redundant publication
(one case-control study was published in 2 languages, with the proper referencing).
According to the Editorial of the Revista Medica de Chile "the comparison of both publications allowed the Editor to prove that the articled published in the Chilean Anatomical Journal included a morphometric analysis that does not appear subsequently published in the Revista Medica de Chile." However, the Revista Medica de Chile in its Editorial treated it as a redundant publication
(Reyes, 2007), appreciation that I have never shared, as I consider it to be incorrect.
is potentially dangerous when meta-analyses combine many versions of what is actually the same study (p 121).
Duplicate submission or redundant publication
of a similar data set is considered unethical.
As a consequence, the desire to add to one's bibliography often tempts researchers to "redundant publication
," that is, to the reporting of what is essentially one study in two or more fragmented or overlapping publications.
Plagiarism, a scientific theft, primarily stems from the urge to publish more and a lack of writing skills.38,39 The publication of various forms of plagiarism such as 'self-plagiarism', 'redundant publication
', 'duplicate publication', or 'salami publishing', have increased sharply five-fold from 170 in 2000 to 820 in 2012.40 Plagiarism has become a global problem for the researcher community due to the easy access to Internet resources.