Corrections, Retractions, and Removal of Published Content

Corrections and Retractions

If improper behaviour or fraud is suspected, the journals and/or publisher will investigate according to COPE guidelines. If an investigation reveals legitimate concerns, the authors will be contacted via their provided email address and given a chance to respond. Depending on the situation, the journal and/or publisher may implement the following measures:

  • The manuscript may be rejected and returned if it's still being considered.
  • If the article is already online, depending on the infraction, an erratum/correction may be added.
  • The article may include an editor's note or concern.
  • In severe cases, retraction of paper may occur.

The reason will be given in a correction, editor's note, editorial concern, or retraction notice. Retraction means the article is watermarked "retracted" and the explanation is linked to the article.

Removal of Published Content

JICC may remove an article or other content from its online platforms under certain circumstances.

  1. JICC has been informed that the content violates the intellectual property right, right to privacy or any other legal right of a third party or is otherwise unlawful.
  2. A court or government order has been issued, requiring the removal of content.
  3. If found conflict of interest during the investigation.
  4. The content, if acted upon, would present an immediate and serious health risk.
  5. The removal may be permanent. The bibliographic metadata will be kept, along with a statement explaining why the content was removed.