Retraction & Withdrawal Policy

Article Retraction & Withdrawal

A fundamental premise of academic communication is that the journal Editor or proceedings has exclusive and autonomous authority to determine whether submitted articles may be published. When making this judgment, the Editor follows the policies set by the journal's editorial board and is limited by legal obligations including defamation, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. The outcome of this idea is the importance of scientific archives as enduring historical recordings of scholarly transactions. Published articles should be preserved in their original form, without any changes, to the greatest extent possible. However, there are instances when certain circumstances may occur that necessitate the retraction or removal of a previously published item. These activities should not be handled casually and can only happen in exceptional situations. Our archives at the Journal of Community Development will retain all versions of articles, including those that have been recalled or deleted.

This policy has been formulated to address this issue and to take into account the optimal methods followed by the academic and library community. Given the ongoing development and evolution of standards, we will continuously address this issue and gather input from the library and academic community. We advocate for the implementation of an international standard for this issue and will actively engage in lobbying efforts to gather diverse information in order to build the most effective international standard and best practices that can be adopted by the industrial information and publishing sectors.

Article Retraction

Articles can be retracted as a result of scientific inaccuracies, such as when they are submitted to several sources, contain false claims of authorship, include plagiarism, or involve the fraudulent manipulation of data. Prior to the withdrawal of the article, it is necessary to provide a signed declaration from the author. Prior to the publication of a repeal, the approval of all authors of the work is necessary. The retraction notice will be published, with a clear indication that it is linked to the original article and designated as cancelled. Furthermore, the notification will encompass the reasons for withdrawal as well as the identity of the entity that retracted the article. The original article will remain accessible in both the online and print versions of the journal, but it will be clearly labeled as a retracted piece. The retraction will also be included on the content page.

Article Withdrawal

Withdrawing an article is extremely discouraged and should only be done in extraordinary cases. This applies to an early version of an article that has been accepted for publication but has not yet been officially published, although it may have already been made available online. The version may contain errors, may have been unintentionally submitted twice, or may violate journal publication ethics requirements (such as multiple submission, false claim about authorship, plagiarism, unethical use of data, etc). Under such circumstances, particularly where there is a legal or ethical violation, or when the data provided is fraudulent or erroneous and might potentially cause harm if used, the decision may be made to remove the original version of the item from our electronic platform.

The withdrawal of the article is indicated by replacing the content of both the HTML and PDF versions with pages that state the article has been withdrawn, in compliance with the Publisher's policy for withdrawing articles. These pages also include a link to the policy.It is important to note that if the author holds the copyright for the piece, they do not necessarily have the authority to retract it once it has been published. The preservation of the accuracy and reliability of the published scientific records is of utmost importance, and this policy on revocation and withdrawal remains applicable in such instances.

Article Removal 

In rare instances, it may be necessary to withdraw the published article from our online platform. It will only occur if an article is explicitly libelous, infringes upon someone's legal rights, is situated in a specific location, or if we have compelling reasons to anticipate legal action against it. Additionally, if the article, when acted upon, could potentially pose a significant health hazard. Under these circumstances, the metadata (such as the title and author information) of the article will be preserved, but the actual text will be substituted with a screen displaying that the article has been taken down due to legal reasons.

Article Replacement 

If the article, when further investigated, could potentially provide a significant threat to health, the author of the original paper may choose to withdraw the original document and substitute it with the updated version. Under such circumstances, the aforementioned removal process will be accompanied by changes in the article retraction notification, which will include an updated link and the republication of the document, together with its history.