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Table 1. Generally permissible and non-permissible forms of duplicate/overlapping publication
|Previous publication||Guidance on permissibility|
|Abstracts up to 400 words or posters presented at scientific meetings||Yes – published abstracts should be cited|
|Co-publication in multiple journals||At the Editor’s discretion and with conditions, as outlined in the ICMJE guidelines|
|Cochrane systematic reviews||No, unless original or substantially updated|
|Datasets in public or restricted access repositories||Yes – datasets should be cited in/hyperlinked from the manuscript if possible|
|Figures and tables in non-research articles||Yes, if, where applicable, permission has been obtained from the original publisher by the submitting author|
|Health Technology Assessment reports||At the Editor’s discretion – contact the Editor for more information|
|Open science: data posted and discussed on wikis, blogs, online electronic lab notebooks, networking websites incorporated into submitted manuscript||Yes, usually permissible|
|Pre-print servers, including authors’ personal and institutional websites||Yes|
|Study protocol published||Yes – published protocols should be cited|
|Summary results in clinical trial registries||Yes – accession number should be included in the abstract|
|Translations into English||At the Editor’s discretion, provided there is agreement from the original journal/publisher, no breach of copyright and the original publication is cited.|
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