At ISJ, any correction made to a published article is done with the authorization of the editor of the journal. Articles may be retracted if there is a serious scientific flaw which could nullify the conclusions of the article, for example where there is clear evidence that findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error).
Articles may also be retracted when the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication) or when there are ethical issues such as bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like..
When a retraction decision has been made on an article, it is brought to the notice of the journal editor. This process involves consultation with the authors of the paper, but the editor makes the final decision about the category in which the amendment is published. After the final decision is taken, a retraction statement is therefore posted online and published in the next available issue of the journal.
The complaint procedure for retraction or related issues may be submitted to the journal editor.