“Administrative error on the part of the author” that led to duplicated text prompts retraction

That is one of these cases where you “just” copy and paste yourself. If you have formulated an idea I a way that can not be further improved just put ” ” around it cite it and life with the consequences.

Retraction Watch

techforcchangeWhen you think of an administrative error, what comes to mind? Failure to tell an employee that the reason he didn’t receive a paycheck in July was because he was fired in June? Putting the wrong address on your business cards?

You’d probably have to go pretty far down the list before you reached something like this: “I used text from one of my previously published articles in a second paper.” And yet …

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