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Table 1 Pros and cons of reusing text from a protocol in the completed systematic review

From: Is reusing text from a protocol in the completed systematic review acceptable?

Pros Cons
Saves time Perception and reality of plagiarism and self-plagiarism
Less burden for peer reviewers and editors Clarification of authorships if authors are not the same at protocol and systematic review stage
Faster publication times Risk of copying the text instead of reporting what was actually done