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How to Be Transparent about Text Recycling

TRRP guidance encourages authors to be transparent about their use of recycled material. Here we provide examples of how authors have disclosed the use of recycled materials in recent articles–referencing the TRRP Best Practices document. Authors should share these examples with their editors and discuss what format and location for this information best suits the journal.


Turchin P, Whitehouse H, et al. Disentangling the evolutionary drivers of social complexity: A comprehensive test of hypotheses. Sci Adv. 2022 Jun 24;8(25):eabn3517. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abn3517. Epub 2022 Jun 24. PMID: 35749491; PMCID: PMC9232109.

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Xu, M., Harel, et al (2023). Differential Item Functioning on the Cochin Hand Function Scale Among People With Systemic Sclerosis by Language, Sex, and Disease Subtype: A Scleroderma Patient-Centered Intervention Network (SPIN) Cohort Study. Arthritis Care & Research. https://doi.org/10.1002/acr.25199
Ambe, P. C., Kugler, C. M., Breuing, J., Grohmann, E., Friedel, J., Hess, S., & Pieper, D. (2022). The effect of preoperative stoma site marking on risk of stoma‐related complications in patients with intestinal ostomy—A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Colorectal Disease, 24(8), 904-917. 

Breuing, J., Könsgen, N., Doni, K. et al. Information needs of patients undergoing bariatric surgery in Germany: a qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res 22, 515 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-07950-2
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