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TEACHING ETHICS THROUGHOUT THE CURRICULUM

Case 73. Multiple Submission

Situation

Assistant Professor Percy is coming up for tenure in a year and has been told that she really needs one more article accepted in a refereed journal to have a shot. She submitted an article to a journal six months ago and, when she recently inquired about its status was told that she should hear in about two weeks. Another two months go by. Professor Percy sees a solicitation for a special issue of another journal for which her article seems appropriate. She sends it off and crosses her fingers.

Questions

  1. Does Professor Percy have an obligation to inform the editor of the first journal? Should she, in fact, have withdrawn her article there before sending it to the second journal?
  2. Does Professor Percy have an obligation to inform the editor of the second journal that her article is already under consideration elsewhere?

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