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Retraction and Correction Policy

Editors have a duty to maintain the integrity of the scientific record. “Whenever it is recognised that a significant inaccuracy, misleading statement or distorted report has been published, it must be corrected promptly and with due prominence. If, after an appropriate investigation, an item proves to be fraudulent, it should be retracted.” So states the Code of Conduct that all  members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) should follow. 

Retraction and Correction Policy has been developed in accordance with the Committee on Publication Ethics COPE Retraction Guidelines and the ICMJE Corrections, Retractions, Republications and Version Control. An investigation will be carried out by                        if suspicion is raised of misbehavior or fraud.  If valid concerns arise after an investigation, the authors affected will be notified using their provided email. If the situation warrants, JMN editors may implement the following measures:

  • Authors may be notified of rejection and have their manuscript

  • In case of an article that has already been published online, the following actions may be taken:

    1. Erratum or correction may be added to the article.

    2. The article may be accompanied by editor’s comments or editorial expression of concern

    3. Retraction may be necessary in seriously flawed articles – that their findings cannot be trusted

  • Erratum
    It is possible for an erratum to be used if there has been a significant error in the production of a journal, such as an omission, and when authors fail to make factual proof corrections requested by authors within the journal’s deadline and within the journal’s policy. An erratum will be used to simply correct a small but important mistake or omission that does not alter the conclusion of the paper.

  • Expression of Concern

       Expressions of Concern notices will be considered in cases where: There is inconclusive evidence of scientific research or

       publication misconduct. 

       On exceptional circumstances, if the Authors refuse to approve a retraction proposed by the Editor an Expression of Concern

       may be issued. 

                                believes that the number  of  occasions  on which  an  Expression  of  Concern  is  issued  will  be  very few.         In all  cases  when such a decision has been taken by the Editor the decision will be reviewed by another editor to whom the         author can make representations.

  • Corrections
    A Correction will be issued by the Editor when:  Only a small portion of an article is flawed in a way that does not severely affect any findings. It is determined that the scientific community would be better served by a Correction rather than a Retraction. Corrections will be issued in one of two distinct forms:  Erratum or Corrigendum, depending on  where the error originated.

  • Corrigendum
    A corrigendum is a notification of a significant error made by the authors of the article. All corrigenda are approved by the editors of the journal. All corrigenda are linked to the version of the article that they correct.
     

  • Addenda
    If significant information was unintentionally omitted by authors from the original publication, the original article can be amended through an Addendum reporting these previously omitted results. The Addendum will be published, with page numbers added, in the current issue of the journal. A hyperlink to the Addendum will also be added to the original publication.

  • Retraction

       Retraction will be issued by the chief editor when there is clear and conclusive evidence of any of the following:  data fabri-         cation, severe unethical research practices, plagiarism, multiple publications, unreliable or faulty findings, and  other  harm-         ful practices. In this case, Retraction notice will be published. This notice will include the title and authors of the article, the         reason for the retraction and who is retracting the article. It will  be published  online with a link to the online version of the         article. It will be  published in the next print issue and included in the table  of  contents of  that issue. Before publishing the

       notice of retraction, a signed statement by the authors should be sent to the editorial office.

      Editors have a duty to maintain the integrity of the scientific record. “Whenever it is recognised that a significant inaccuracy,        misleading statement or distorted report has been published, it must be corrected promptly and with due prominence. If, after        an appropriate investigation, an item proves to be fraudulent, it should be retracted.” So states the Code of Conduct that all   

      members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) should follow. 

       

See COPE flowcharts for further guidance on retractions and expressions of concern. See Section IV.A.1.g.i for guidance about avoiding referencing retracted articles.

https://publicationethics.org/sites/default/files/retraction-guidelines-cope.pdf

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