Editorial office can arrange withdrawal (retraction) of published articles in case of violation of editorial ethics, based on recommendations of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The article will be withdrawn (retracted) in case of:
- The editorial office has evidence of the unreliability of the published information, either as a result of conscious actions (e.g.: the falsification of information) or due to good faith errors (e.g. miscalculation or errors in experiments);
- The conclusions of the article were previously published in another publication and there are no appropriate references, permissions and justifications for re-publication (duplicate publications);
- Article has major incorrect matching content;
- Paper describes unethical research.
Withdrawn articles and references from them are excluded from the RSCI and do not participate in the calculation of indicators.
The initiators of the withdrawal of the article may be the author(s) of the work or the editorial office of the journal.