Corrections and Retractions
Asian Journal of Emerging Research encourages authors, researchers, readers to notify any spotted error, especially concerning the errors which might affect the interpretation of data/results/information of a published article.
AJER issues a corrigendum to correct the errors of fact to ensure the publication record. We follow the below procedure for issuing a corrigendum.
- Upon receiving the correction, one of the concerned persons will thoroughly review the corrections and notify if it’s worthy to be issued for corrigendum or not.
- A corrigendum will only be published if the pointed errors are important and affect the published data directly/indirectly.
- Errors involving grammatical mistakes, text arrangements or spellings will not be considered for issuing a corrigendum.
- The published corrigendum will be linked to the original article that it corrects.
- Pointed errors must be distinguishable from retraction and expression of concern
- Corrigendum will be published free of cost
B: Retractions & Expression of Concern
AJER follows and recommends the Retraction guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) for retraction of articles. We encourage the author(s) to assist in the investigation of such cases.
- Retraction will be considered if the pointed errors are significant enough that it invalidates the results and conclusion of the published article.
- Retraction will be considered if the errors affect the interpretation of results or if proven to be fraudulent or in other serious misconduct cases (e.g. duplicate or redundant publication, plagiarism, any sort of conflict of interest from authors etc)
- The published retraction will officially replace the original publication on the website and a “RETRACTED” watermark will be added on the original published paper.
- The retraction will be published in the current issue of the Journal and will be linked to the original manuscript for the record that it’s retracted.
C: Expression of Concern
In case of well-founded concerns or suspicions the editors may publish the Expression of concern to aware of the readers about potentially misleading information. An expression of concern affects to a researcher's reputation same as a retraction and it is often preferable to wait to publish a retraction when a definitive judgment has been made by an independent investigation.
D: Withdrawal of articles
We strongly discourage withdrawal or removal of published articles.
All kind of removal, deletion or obscuring of an article or specific part of any article is limited to the following:
- Legal infringements, defamation, or other legal limitations; or
- False or inaccurate data, especially those that if acted upon could pose a serious health risk.
In such cases, a retraction will surely be published to ensure the bibliographic information about the removed article is retained for the scientific record along with a detailed explanation of removal or withdrawal.