Article Retraction (R)
Innovation in Health for Society consistently commit to maintaining the journal integrity by retracting an article when met the following criteria:
- A major scientific error is found that potentially invalidates the finding, for example where there is clear evidence that findings are unreliable data, data fabrication, and miscalculation or experimental error.
- Similar findings have been published in another journal.
- Problems in ethical issues, for example, plagiarism or inappropriate authorship.
In order to ensure that retractions are well-controlled, here the retraction process:
- An article requiring potential retraction is brought to the attention of the journal editor.
- The journal editor should follow the step-by-step guidelines according to the COPE flowcharts (including evaluating a response from the author of the article in question).
- Before any action is taken, the editor meets the other editorial team to consider the article.
- The final decision as to whether to retract is then communicated to the author and, if necessary, any other relevant bodies, such as the author's institution on occasion.
- The retraction statement is then posted online and published in the next available issue of the journal.
Article Withdrawal (W)
Innovation in Health for Society does not allow to the withdrawal of submitted manuscripts for any reason. Therefore, before submitting the article, the author should read the following statement:
- If the author requests the withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, the author will be punished by paying $100 USD per manuscript.
- If the withdrawal of the manuscript after the manuscript is accepted for publication; the author will be punished by paying $150 USD per manuscript.
- If an article has been published as "Article in Press" but still remain errors, or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article (s), or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors (such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like). Withdrawing means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is deleted and replaced with an HTML page and PDF simply states that the article has been withdrawn. In this case, the author will be punished by paying $200 USD per manuscript.
- If the author doesn't agree to pay the penalty, the author and his/her affiliation will be blacklisted for publication in this journal (2 years).
- If the author request to withdraw a manuscript, an official letter signed by the corresponding author and agency leader must be sent to the Editor-in-Chief.
Article Correction (C)
Innovation in Health for Society consider correcting an article when :
- A small part of an otherwise reliable publication reports flawed data or proves to be misleading, especially if this is the result of honest error.
- The Author or Contributor list is incorrect (e.g. a deserving Author has been omitted or someone who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).
Corrections to peer-reviewed content fall into one of three categories:
- Publisher correction (erratum): to notify readers of an important error made by publishing/journal staff (usually a production error) that has a negative impact on the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article, or on the reputation of the Authors or the journal.
- Author correction (corrigendum): to notify readers of an important error made by the Authors which has a negative impact on the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article, or on the reputation of the Authors or the journal.
- Addendum: an addition to the article by its Authors to explain inconsistencies, to expand the existing work, or otherwise explain or update the information in the main work.
The decision of whether a correction should be issued is made by the Editor(s) of a journal, sometimes with advice from Reviewers or Editorial Board members. Handling Editors will contact the Authors of the paper concerned with a request for clarification, but the final decision about whether a correction is required and if so which type rests with the Editors.