Q: Is a paper for a preliminary research considered a case of salami slicing?
Is it ethically problematic to publish a paper of a preliminary research conducted for scale development? Would it be considered salami slicing?
Thank you for your question. A study published on preliminary research is certainly not considered a salami publication when it is conducted for scale development. However, please do ensure that you cross-reference your previous publication (preliminary research) when publishing the paper on scale development.