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Case 75. Dual Submission -- Expansion of Ideas

Situation

Marguerite Maini submits a substantive paper to a general journal. She simultaneously submits a somewhat expanded version of its methods section to a methodology journal without notifying the editors. The editors of the two journals sent their respective submissions to the Morgan Dunn, and expert on the substantive topic, for review. Dunn notifies the two editors of the dual submission.

Questions

  1. How are the two editors to determine whether there are two or only one paper?
  2. If the determination is that the methodology paper lacks sufficient distinctiveness to stand on its own, what are the editors' responsibilities to Dr. Maini?

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