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salami slicing

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sliced salami

PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY 

A pharmaceutical industry term for subdividing a condition affecting a large group of people into one or more smaller groups as a way of qualifying the smaller groups as orphan diseases

SCIENCESPEAK

A popular term for a type of publication in which the data from what should or could have been published in a large study are divided into two or more smaller manuscripts

Salami slicers often reap academic benefits, and fatten their curriculum vitae with half the work. The exercise is regarded as irresponsible because it clutters the literature with overlapping information. 

Synonym Salami publication 

Reference http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Least_publishable_unit

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