Duplicate publication

Any manuscript submitted to a SpringerOpen journal and any book published with SpringerOpen must be original. The manuscript/book, or substantial parts of it, must not be under consideration by any other journal/publisher.

In general, the manuscript/book should not have already been formally published.

In any case where there is the potential for overlap or duplication we require that authors are transparent. Any potentially overlapping publications should be declared on submission and, where possible, uploaded as additional files with the manuscript. Any overlapping publications should be cited. The Editors of SpringerOpen journals reserve the right to judge potentially overlapping or redundant publications on a case-by-case basis.

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