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Telling the Same Tale Twice: Déjà vu and the Shades of Grey in Self-Plagiarism

  • Andrea L. Suárez
  • Jeffrey D. Bernhard
  • Robert P. Dellavalle


The integrity of medical and scientific publishing depends on responsible and honest practices by authors. Some of the practices that threaten the integrity of scientific publication include publishing the same paper in more than one journal (i.e. duplicate publication), presenting data from one study in multiple small papers (i.e. salami-slicing), copyright infringement, and text recycling [1]. While this subject is of vital interest to authors and investigators, as well as to journal editors and reviewers, it is also relevant to the readership of these publications. This chapter will explore and analyze examples of these practices.


Actinic Keratose Journal Editor Research Integrity Publication Practice Copyright Infringement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrea L. Suárez
    • 1
  • Jeffrey D. Bernhard
    • 2
  • Robert P. Dellavalle
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Dermatology, Denver VA Medical Center, School of MedicineUniversity of Colorado DenverAuroraUSA
  2. 2.University of Massachusetts Medical SchoolWorcesterUSA
  3. 3.Department of EpidemiologyColorado School of Public HealthAuroraUSA
  4. 4.Department of Veterans Affairs, Dermatology ServiceEastern Colorado Health Care SystemDenverUSA

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