How to Deal

Academic journal editors plan to discuss guidelines for dealing with self-plagiarism.

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Reasonable points. However

Reasonable points. However when one has spent years developed extreme expertise in a narrow area, it is difficult to avoid text "recycling" particularly in introductory sections.

I fully agree, for

I fully agree, for introductory sections. Even in discussion sections, a small level of repetition may be reasonable (with proper citations). But clearly not for the primary data, of course; that must be original, by definition of a research paper.