All ARMG Publishing journals adhere to the same policy regarding corrections or updates 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 editor
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.
Corrections are notifications of a significant error made by the authors of a manuscript that affects the scientific integrity of the published article, the reputation of the authors or the journal. If the authors have seen a minor error in their article and wish to correct it, the correspondent actor should send to the editorial office an updated version of the manuscript text with the note “Corrections” and an appendix to it, in which the content and necessity of the corrections should be carefully explained. In the event of corrections or errata, 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 notify readers and other users/systems of the corrections.
At the same time, if the corrections of the article proposed by the authors are significant, change the conclusions or scientific results, i.e., significantly change the content of the initial version of the article, the editorial board may decide to reconsider and review this article.
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.
The Editor’s Note is a notification to the readers about the beginning of the study by the editorial board of the journal of certain issues that appeared after the publication of the article. In this case, this announcement is published on the journal’s website, and is also noted on the HTML version of the published article.
An Editorial Expression of Concern is a statement made by the editorial board alerting readers to serious concerns about 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.
After the investigation completion a published Editor’s Note or Editorial Expression of Concern is usually replaced by a correction or retraction of the article.
“SocioEconomic Challenges” journal reserves the right to remove an article from its website and online databases. It will only happen if the article is clearly defamatory or violates the legal rights of others, or if it is the subject of a court order, or the information contained in the article could pose a serious health risk. In this case, the text will be replaced with an inscription stating that the article has been removed for legal reasons, and the metadata (title and authors) will be preserved.
Solving problems after publishing an article
We aim to investigate concerns raised directly by authors and readers thoroughly. Authors always can respond to comments made.
Depending on the severity of the problem, the following consequences may occur:
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 be revoked.
We strive to transparently inform readers. Usually, editorial investigation of a certain problem takes some time, given the complex nature of the discussions and the need for original data and expert opinion. We will publish editorial notes and/or expressions of concern to our readers as soon as we become aware of issues with posts.