M E D I C A L
C H A N N E L
Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts
Submitted to MEDICAL CHANNEL
Issues To Consider Before Submittion a Manuscript
A.1. Redundant or Duplicate Publication
Redundant or duplicate publication is publication of a paper that overlaps substantially with one already published.
Readers of primary source periodicals deserve to be able to trust that what they are reading is original unless there is a clear statement that the
article is being republished by the choice of the author and editor. The bases of this position are international copyright laws, ethical conduct, and
cost-effective use of resources.
Most journals do not wish to receive papers on work that has already been reported in large part in a published article or is contained in another
paper that has been submitted or accepted for publication elsewhere, in print or in electronic media. This policy does not preclude the journal
considering a paper that has been rejected by another journal, or a complete report that follows publication of a preliminary report, such as an
abstract or poster displayed for colleagues at a professional meeting. Nor does it prevent journals considering a paper that has been presented
at a scientific meeting but not published in full or that is being considered for publication in a proceedings or similar format. Press reports of
scheduled meetings will not usually be regarded as breaches of this rule, but such reports should not be amplified by additional data or copies
of tables and illustrations.
When submitting a paper, the author should always make a full statement to the editor about all submissions and previous reports that might be
regarded as redundant or duplicate publication of the same or very similar work. The author should alert the editor if the work includes subjects
about which a previous report has been published. Any such work should be referred to and referenced in the new paper. Copies of such
material should be included with the submitted paper to help the editor decide how to han