I have finished my PhD thesis a couple of months ago and I was thinking of reusing some parts of it (only published in the thesis) to write a journal article. I was wondering if I can do it "literally", or this material can be seen as already published one (~self-plagiarism?).

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    Thanks @EnthusiasticStudent, I like the edition and it was very kind of you. – JFG Oct 3 '14 at 16:32
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    Possible duplicate? 1 and 2 – ddiez Oct 3 '14 at 16:34
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    Thanks, it helped. I think I should specifically cite the thesis in the journal and write a comment in the cover letter. – JFG Oct 3 '14 at 17:02