REIS Journal Policies
Article Correction, Retraction and Withdrawal Policy
If articles published in the REIS journal are found to contain errors of to involve scientific misconduct the editor of the REIS journal will take action to maintain the integrity of the REIS journal APEN.
If errors in the accuracy of information published in an article published in the REIS journal are identified, corrections will be made at the discretion of the editor. Corrections will be made to the online version of the article and will be noted in a later issue of the journal.
Although highly unlikely, articles may be retracted if they are found to contain major scientific errors, have been published elsewhere without proper justification, or if there are significant ethical issues contrary to the claims made in the Authorship, Copyright and Submission Declaration. The following process may be followed in retracting an article:
- The editor becomes aware of the potential need to retract an article.
- The editor and assistant editors will evaluate the evidence for retraction including responses from the author(s) of the article being considered.
- The APEN Board will review the decision by the editors.
- The decision whether to retract or not will be communicated to the author(s) and if necessary, to other relevant bodies.
- A retraction statement explaining why the article is being retracted will be linked to the online version of the article and will be published under a separate heading in a later version of the journal. The contents page of the online journal containing the retracted article will be altered to note the retraction.
Once the editor has received a manuscript and given its unique identification number the manuscript can be withdrawn from consideration of publication by the author(s) only for solid reasons following consultation with the editor. Before this is considered, the editor must receive a letter signed by all authors outlining their reasons for their desire to withdraw the manuscript. This will need to occur before the article has been published online. If the editor and assistant editors decide to allow the withdrawal, they will notify the author(s) of their decision. The editor will retain the evidence of the submission and subsequent withdrawal of the article, along with the reasons for withdrawal, in the journal records.