FW: [SERIALST] Duel publication question Hamaker, Charles 06 Dec 2006 19:40 UTC

I am forwarding below a response from Phil Davis at his request
regarding the dual publication query.
Chuck Hamaker

Before developing an opinion on this matter, there are several
questions: (1) Does the second article include a clear statement of
republication?  Haworth Press routinely republishes articles in its
monographs but are clear to state that these articles were originally
published elsewhere.  Emerald didn't do this and it was a chief reason
considering their act as being unethical.

(2) Was it an isolated incident, of is there evidence that Sage is doing

this systematically (like Emerald). It may be worthwhile for you to
the two journals involved and see whether there is any evidence of
duplication between these two titles.  Legally, once an author signs
copyright, the publisher owns the content.  That doesn't make
an ethical act, and if you piss off an author, you may be sacrificing
future submissions.

(3) But most importantly, it would be worthwhile to see what Sage has to

say on this matter and if/how they are going to deal with the situation.

Publishing is a public act, so you should not feel nervous about making
public details about what you have found and for asking Sage to make a
public comment.

Philip M. Davis
PhD Student (and former Science Librarian)
Department of Communication
336 Kennedy Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
email: pmd8@cornell.edu
work phone: 607 255-0354
web: http://www.people.cornell.edu/pages/pmd8/

>-----Original Message-----
>From: SERIALST: Serials in Libraries Discussion Forum
>[mailto:SERIALST@LIST.UVM.EDU] On Behalf Of Blackwell, Lisa
>Sent: Wednesday, December 06, 2006 11:42 AM
>Subject: [SERIALST] Duel publication question
>I know that the issue of publishers reprinting articles in several
>journals has been discussed on this list (I believe most recently by
>Davis on Emerald in 2005). I have a researcher who has just approached
>about how to handle a situation where an article that she submitted to
>SAGE publication has just appeared in PubMED as an online ahead of
>and almost simultaneously the citation appeared in PubMED from another
>the publisher's journals. She is receiving calls from colleagues
>her of submitting her article to multiple publications. I have advised
>to contact the journals Editorial Director at SAGE. Has anyone else
>encountered this situation? If so, was the author successful in getting

>the publisher to withdraw the article from the journal to which he/she
>not submit? This does not appear to be a case where the publisher
>the author at any time that republication was a right that they might
>exercise. Comments on this issue?
>Lisa S. Blackwell, MLS
>Serials/Research Librarian
>Children's Hospital Library
>700 Childrens Drive
>Columbus, Ohio 43205-2696
>phone (614)722-3206
>fax (614)722-3205
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>employing wild animals as librarians."