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Unplanned redundant publication. A consequence of too many cardiovascular journals?
  1. Magda Heras1,
  2. P Avanzas1,
  3. A Bayes-Genis1,
  4. M Pan2,
  5. L Perez de Isla1,
  6. J Sanchis1
  1. 1Revista Espanola de Cardiologia, Madrid, Spain
  2. 2Cardiology Department, Hospital Universitario Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Magda Heras, Revista Espanola de Cardiologia, Ntra. Sra. de Guadalupe 5-7, Madrid 28028, Spain; recsuplementos{at}

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To the Editor: The avoidance of redundant publication is the core of the editorial task; therefore editors have established clear policies posted in their instructions for authors. The term ‘redundant publication’ has always been used for research reported by the same author and sent to two or more different journals. We report here a different situation that also results in unplanned redundant publication.

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