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Re: (off-topic) self-plagiarism

In an earlier posting in this particular series, I noted that:
"The rules that journals apply to submissions, which we are all aware of, are based on a condition which all journals wisely state in their submission policy, that is, that the material has not been submitted for publication in any other peer-review journal, past or present. Sending plagiarized material to a peer-review journal clearly violates that trust and automatically voids any considerations of confidentiality."
To me, this sounds like the same thing that Dr. Pastore is saying - that is, that any privilege or innocence on the plagiarist's part is lost when they misrepresent the originality of the work. - Lance Nizami PhD
In a message dated 7/8/2009 12:59:32 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, pastore@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes:
Dear All:
   One point apparently missed in the exchange to this point is that many
societies require that the submission cover letter include a statement that
the material in the submission has not been published elsewhere.  If such a
statement is required, but was missing in the cover letter, the journal
editor should have requested the statement before sending the manuscript to
reviewers.  If the author made the statement, then not only is there is the
added ethical violation of having submitted the manuscript under false
pretenses, opening up a range of possible further actions.
   Dick Pastore

Richard Pastore
Distinguished Service Professor
Department of Psychology
Binghamton University
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000