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Text Recycling in Chemistry Research: The Need for Clear and Consistent Guidelines

dc.contributor.author Moskovitz, Cary
dc.contributor.editor Schelble, Susan M
dc.contributor.editor Elkins, Kelly
dc.date.accessioned 2021-12-29T17:17:23Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-29T17:17:23Z
dc.date.issued 2021-11-29
dc.identifier.isbn 9780841297982
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/24153
dc.description.abstract Like most scientists, chemists frequently have reason to reuse some materials from their own published articles in new ones, especially when producing a series of closely related papers. Text recycling, the reuse of material from one’s own works, has become a source of considerable confusion and frustration for researchers and editors alike. While text recycling does not pose the same level of ethical concern as matters such as data fabrication or plagiarism, it is much more common and complicated. Much of the confusion stems from a lack of clarity and consistency in publisher guidelines and publishing contracts. Matters are even more complicated when manuscripts are coauthored by researchers residing in different countries. This chapter demonstrates the nature of these problems through an analysis of a set of documents from a single publisher, the American Chemical Society (ACS). The ACS was chosen because it is a leading publisher of chemistry research and because its guidelines and publishing contracts address text recycling in unusual detail. The present analysis takes advantage of this detail to show both the importance of clear, thoughtfully designed text recycling policies and the problems that can arise when publishers fail to bring their various documents into close alignment.
dc.publisher American Chemical Society
dc.title Text Recycling in Chemistry Research: The Need for Clear and Consistent Guidelines
dc.type Book section
duke.contributor.id Moskovitz, Cary|0275480
dc.date.updated 2021-12-29T17:16:52Z
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Thompson Writing Program
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.publication-status Published
duke.contributor.orcid Moskovitz, Cary|0000-0001-5324-2407


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