B – Salami publication

Šupak Smolčić V. Salami publication: definitions and examples. Biochemia Medica 2013;23(3):237-141
(doi: 10.11613/BM.2013.030)

Salami publication is a distinct form of redundant publication that is characterized by similarity of hypothesis, methodology or results but not text similarity. There is no software application or algorithm for its detection, and therefore it presents a serious threat to publication ethics. This article describes a practical approach, including examples, for dealing with manuscripts suspected of salami publication through the experience of Biochemia Medica journal.