A comparative analysis of the article by Watts et al1 published in the January 2007 issue of Neurology and the article by Jankovic et al2 published in the May 2007 issue of the Archives indicates that these are redundant publications. Each section of both articles contains substantially similar information. Most of the tables and figures and the data in the “Results” sections from both articles are redundant. The Archives article contains some additional data, but this additional information represents a minor contribution.
Rosenberg R. Notice of Redundant Publication: “Transdermal Rotigotine: Double-blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Parkinson Disease” (Arch Neurol. 2007;64:676-682). Arch Neurol. 2007;64(12):1800-1801. doi:10.1001/archneur.64.12.1800