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    • "Lastly, it is often argued that duplicate or redundant publication is wrong because it squanders the time of reviewers and editors. As a recent ACS Nano editorial complains, " time wasted on a self-plagiarized paper [by an 'already overloaded peer review and editorial system'] is, simply time wasted, and in research, no one has the luxury of excess time " (Bonnell et al., 2012, p. 1; see also Wager and Wiffen, 2011). Andreescu responds that this argument is compelling only insofar as self-plagiarism is wrong for other reasons (Andreescu, 2012, p. 17). "
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    ABSTRACT: The concept of self-plagiarism frequently elicits skepticism and generates confusion in the research ethics literature, and the ethical status of what is often called "textual recycling" is particularly controversial. I argue that, in general, self-plagiarism is unethical because it is deceptive and dishonest. I then distinguish several forms of it and argue against various common rationalizations for textual recycling. I conclude with a discussion of two instances of textual recycling, distinguishing them in terms of their ethical seriousness but concluding that both are ethically problematic.
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