Policy of Correction and Denial/Withdrawal of Published Paper
Correction of Published Paper
The authors are responsible for the accuracy of the published data. All corrections in the paper must be made before the publication of the issue. If, nevertheless, the authors find a major error in the published work, the correction (erratum) can be submitted to the editors, and it will be published online and in the first subsequent printed edition.
Denial/Withdrawal of Published Work
If, after publication, authors notice a shortcoming in their work that affects the reproducibility of the research and the accuracy of the results, then they can withdraw the paper, with the online version of the paper marked “retracted by author(s)”. The link to the withdrawn paper will still be active, but the mark on the paper will clearly indicate that the paper has been withdrawn by the author. If editors, reviewers, or readers notice that a paper (or part of a paper) has already been published, that information in the paper has been falsified, or that research has not been conducted in accordance with ethical principles, the editorial board will consider the application, and where appropriate, the paper will be marked with “retracted by editor”. The link to the withdrawn paper will still be active, but the tag on the paper will clearly indicate that the paper has been withdrawn by the editor. Any procedure for withdrawing a published paper is done in accordance with COPE guidelines.