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Table 1. Generally permissible and non-permissible forms of duplicate/overlapping publication

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Health Technology Assessment reportsAt the Editor’s discretion – contact the Editor for more information
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Study protocol publishedYes – published protocols should be cited
Summary results in clinical trial registriesYes – accession number should be included in the abstract
Translations into EnglishAt the Editor’s discretion, provided there is agreement from the original journal/publisher, no breach of copyright and the original publication is cited.
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