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A double publication is made when an author reuses essential parts of his own published work without providing the corresponding references. This can range from publishing an identical document in several magazines to “salami-slicing,” where authors add small amounts of new data to a previous document. Members of scientific Reports` Editorial Board are required to declare any interests that may influence or influence their editorial activities. In particular, they should exclude themselves from the processing of manuscripts in the event of a financial or non-financial conflict of interest. This may include – but is not limited – to having previously published with one or more authors and to share the same institution as one or more authors. The names of human participants and other HIPAA identifiers must be removed from all sections of the manuscript, including additional information. The publication of additional information that may lead to the identification of a participant (for example. B clinical images and videos) must be obtained by written consent. A statement confirming that informed consent to the publication of identifying information or images has been collected must be included in the Methods section. The identification of images/videos/details whose authors are not expressly authorized to use must be removed from the manuscript.

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