Role Play : Mysteriously Similar Articles

TitleRole Play : Mysteriously Similar Articles
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDuBois, JM
Corporate AuthorsUnited States, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity,
Date Published10/2013
PublisherUnited States, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Research Integrity
Publication LanguageEnglish
KeywordsAuthorship , MEDICINE , Peer review , SCIENCE
AbstractThis role play involves a peer reviewer who receives two papers from different journals to review. The papers are remarkably similar: they have the same preliminary data and nearly identical references listed. Is this a case of duplicative publishing or of co-authors in a dispute over who has the right to publish the article?The peer reviewer decides to consult with a trusted colleague about how best to handle this. The peer reviewer also has the option to decide to phone the editor for whom he regularly reviews.
URLhttp://ori.hhs.gov/role-play-mysteriously-similar-articles
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