Double publishing? RECOMB'99

Mart Speek mspeek at
Thu Sep 10 03:53:15 EST 1998

Donald Forsdyke (forsdyke at wrote:
: It is considered unethical to publish the same material in two
: independent journals. Yet, we see the organizers of the:


:                            (RECOMB'99)

:                         April 11-14, 1999
:                            Lyon, France"

(stuff deleted)
: An abstract must be received by October 9, 1998. 
: Simultaneous submission to another conference or journal is allowed.
: Any view of this?    D. R. Forsdyke
:                           Discussion Leader. Bionet.journals.note

>>> Hey, isn't that a great idea!!! 

Perhaps the organizers have read your article about
multiple journal submission,
you have compared with book-publishing earlier 
(Mon, 13 Jul 1998 10:19:16-0400) in this newsgroup.

It may well be that the scientific community is expanding
too rapidly and to an extent resulting too many 
unpublished manuscripts.
Still the number of existing and new journals is apparently 
not able to accept/publish the same proportion of mss as

Could this be a reason why conference organizers/editors
should deviate from publishing ethics? 

...or, is there a shortage of conference participants?
If so organizers should make them clearly more attractive,
say, by allowing double publication. Isn't that GREAT...

Mart Speek, senior scientist (ESTONIA)

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