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I am stuck between the use of a comma or semicolon here. I think a comma is a better choice to place after "respectively", simply because the next sentence is not a full sentence and sounds more like a clause than a sentence.

Model thickness and tamper area were considered as 5 m and 4 m2, respectively, the same as those which have been previously used in verification process by experimental data of Oshima and Takada.

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The clauses set off by semicolons should each be a grammatical sentence in its own right. Consider:

The same as those which have been previously used in verification process by experimental data of Oshima and Takada.

That's not a sentence, just a complicated noun phrase. Hence, no semicolon.

  • Not necessarily, although in this case yes. A semi-colon can also be used to delimit items in a list that themselves contain commas: "Alice travelled with Bob, a banker; Carl, a chef; and Denise, her dentist." Alice travelled with 3 people, not 6. – chepner Oct 6 '16 at 22:46

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