Retraction/ Correction

  • Authors are discouraged from withdrawing submitted manuscripts after it is in the publication process (review, copyedit, layout, etc.)
  • Editors shall consider retracting a publication if have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabric. cation) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error) the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission, or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication), constitutes plagiarism and reports unethical research.
  • Editors shall consider issuing an expression of concern if receive inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors, there is evidence that the findings are unreliable but the authors’ institution will not investigate the case and believe that an investigation into alleged misconduct related to the publication either has not been or would not be, fair and impartial or conclusive an investigation is underway but a judgment will not be available for a considerable time.
  • Editors shall consider issuing a correction if a small portion of an otherwise reliable publication proves to be misleading (especially because of honest error) the author/contributor list is incorrect (i.e. a deserving author has been omitted or somebody who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).