All ARMG Publishing journals adhere to the same policy for corrections or updates related to previously published articles, publication of article retraction statements, as well as editor’s notes to readers that the journal has initiated an investigation into certain issues regarding a published article, and editors’ statements alerting readers to serious concerns about the publication’s integrity
This policy includes the use of errata to address significant mistakes made during the preparation of an article, such as omissions orfailures to implement requested corrections by authors within the set time limit and according to the journal’s policy. A significant mistake is defined as one that affects scientific achievements, the scientific reliability of the article, the authors’ or the journal’s reputation.
Corrections are notifications of significant errors made by authors in a manuscript that affect the scientific integrity of the published article, the reputation of the authors or the journal. If the authors have noticed minor errors in their article and wish to correct them, the correspondent authorshould send an updated version of the manuscript text to the editorial office with the note “Corrections” and an appendix that explains the content and necessity of the corrections should be carefully explained. If corrections or errata are necessary, a PDF of the corrected article will be added to the online version of the original article, and a link will be created between the corrected article and the original article to inform readers and other users/systems of the corrections.
However, if the proposed corrections significantly, change the conclusions or scientific results and substantially alter the content of the initial version of the article, the editorial board may decide to reconsider and review the article.
An addendum is a notice about additional peer-reviewed information that had been added to an article, such as in response to a reader’s request for clarification. Addenda do not contradict the original publication. However, if the author has inadvertently omitted important information that was available at the time of publication, 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.
The Editor’s Note is a notification to readers that the journal’s editorial board has initiated a study of certain issues that appeared after the publication of an article. This announcement is published on the journal’s website and noted on the HTML version of the published article.
An Editorial Expression of Concern is a statement issued by the editorial board to alert readers about significant concerns related to the integrity of a publication. It is published online, has a DOI, and is indexed in leading scientometric databases such as Web of Science and Scopus.
Upon completing an investigation, a published Editor’s Note or Editorial Expression of Concern is usually replaced by a correction or retraction of the article.
The “Financial Markets, Institutions and Risks” journal reserves the right to remove an article from its website and online databases, but only if the article is clearly defamatory, violates legal rights, is the subject to a court order, or contains information that could pose a serious health risk. In such cases, the text will be replaced with an inscription stating that the article has been removed for legal reasons, while the metadata (title and authors) will be preserved.
Addressing Issues After Publication
We aim to investigate concerns raised directly by authors and readers thoroughly. Authors are always welcome to respond to comments made.
Depending on the nature and severity of the issue, the followingactions may be taken:
1) A manuscript may be rejected and returned to the author if it is still under consideration.
2) If the article has already been published online, then depending on the nature and severity of the problem: a) a correction or addition may be published; b) an editor’s note or editorial expression of concern may be published; c) the article may need to be revoked.
We are committed to being transparent in our editorial processes and keeping our readers informed. Investigating concerns raised by authors and readers can be challenging and time-consuming due to the complex nature of the discussions and the need for original data and expert opinion. Therefore, as soon as we become aware of any issues and concerns related to published articles, we will promptly inform our readers through editorial notes and/or expressions of concern.