The Problem of Similar Manuscripts

Document created by David Chesney on Dec 30, 2011
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A journal editor receives a paper and sends it for review to the three experts in the field. The next day he receives a similar paper, with some different methodologies but the same conclusions.  Should it be sent to the same reviewers? If both papers are considered publishable, how should the editor handle them?

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