Article Correction/Retraction Policy
Wah Academia Journal of Social Sciences is committed to maintaining the integrity and credibility of the scholarly record. This Article Correction/Retraction Policy outlines the procedures to be followed in the event that errors are identified in published articles, leading to corrections or retractions.
Corrections are issued in cases where errors, inaccuracies, or omissions are identified in published articles. These errors may be identified by authors, readers, reviewers, or editors. Corrections are made to rectify factual errors and ensure the accuracy of the published information. Corrections do not alter the original publication date and are linked to the original article to maintain a transparent scholarly record.
Retractions are issued when there is clear evidence that the findings presented in an article are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct or honest error. Retractions are also appropriate in cases of plagiarism, data fabrication, or other forms of ethical violations. Retracted articles are removed from the online platform, but a retraction notice is published, clearly indicating the reasons for retraction. Retracted articles will be marked as such in the journal's archive for transparency.
4. Criteria for Retraction
Articles may be retracted if:
a. There is clear evidence of data fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism. b. There are serious ethical concerns related to the research or publication process. c. The article reports unethical research, including experiments on humans or animals without proper ethical approval.
5. Process for Correction/Retraction
a. Reporting: Any concerns regarding published articles should be reported to the journal's editorial office promptly. This can be done by authors, readers, reviewers, or other concerned parties.
b. Investigation: The editorial team will conduct a thorough investigation into the reported concerns. This may involve consultation with the authors, reviewers, and experts in the field.
c. Decision: Based on the findings of the investigation, the editor-in-chief, in consultation with the editorial board, will decide regarding correction or retraction.
d. Notification: Authors, readers, and the relevant institutions, if applicable, will be notified of the decision. Retraction notices will be clearly published on the journal's website.
6. Editorial Responsibilities
The editorial board of Wah Academia Journal of Social Sciences is responsible for overseeing the correction and retraction processes. Editors will handle all correction and retraction requests with fairness, confidentiality, and due process.
By adhering to this Article Correction/Retraction Policy, Wah Academia Journal of Social Sciences aims to maintain the integrity of the published scholarly work while ensuring transparency and accountability in the correction and retraction processes. This policy reflects our commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards in academic publishing.