The editors consider the retraction of the article as a mechanism to prevent misleading the readers of the scientific article, which can lead to negative consequences from the use of published results or the impossibility of their reproduction due to accidental or intentional errors, falsification of data or their fabrications (falsification of experimental data); biased display of authorship preventing conflicts of interest or research misconduct discovered after publication.
The decision to withdraw a published article is applied on a case-by-case basis, and does not depend on whether such a consequence is a deliberate position of the author or an honest error. The facts of violation of ethical norms are considered by the editorial board, regardless of the age of the publication.
According to the official policy of the Committee on Publication Ethics - COPE, when considering the issue of the feasibility of retracting an article, the editorial board uses the following:
The main purpose of a retraction is to correct the literature and ensure its integrity, not to punish the author(s).
Retractions may be used to alert readers to instances of redundant publication, plagiarism, peer review manipulation, unauthorized reuse of material or data, copyright infringement, or otherwise.
Rationale for withdrawal the article:
Reasons for initiating the article retraction process may be:
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