Retraction and correction policy

All ARMG Publishing journals have the same policy regarding corrections and retractions. We differentiate between Addendum, Erratum, Corrections, Retractions.

Addenda

An addendum is a notice about a peer-reviewed information’s addition to an article, such as in response to a reader’s request for clarification. Addenda do not contradict the original publication, but if the author has inadvertently omitted important information available at the time, this material may be published as an addendum after peer review. Supplements are rarely published, and only when the editors determine that the addendum is critical to the reader’s understanding of a significant portion of the published contribution.

Errata

An erratum will be used if we made a considerable mistake during the journal’s article preparation, including mistakes of omission such as failure to make actual corrections requested by authors within the time limit set by the journal and in accordance with journal policy. A considerable mistake is one that affects scientific achievements, the scientific reliability of the article, the authors’, or the journal’s reputation. All errata are related to the version of the article they are correcting.

Corrigenda

A corrigendum is a notice of a considerable mistake made by the manuscript writers. The journal’s editors approve all corrigenda. All corrigenda are related to the version of the article they are correcting.

Retractions

A Retraction is a notification that the article findings are invalid. Retractions are issued if there is clear evidence that the results are unreliable, this can be because of misconduct or honest error. Retraction is considered if:

  • The results of the manuscript have previously been published elsewhere without proper referencing, permission or justification.
  • If the work contains plagiarism.
  • If the paper informs about unethical research.

For the sake of the record’s integrity protection, the retracted paper is not removed from the online journal, but notice of retraction is given, also it is made freely available to all readers, and is linked to the retracted article. In case of substantial scientific errors discovering, Authors can publish retractions; in other cases, the Editors or Publisher may conclude that retraction is appropriate. The retraction defines the reason for the action and who is responsible for the decision.

In rare and extreme cases related to violation of the law, the Publisher may edit or delete the article. Bibliographic information about the article will be retained to ensure the scientific record’s integrity.