WITHDRAWAL OF MANUSCRIPTS
General Policy of Article Withdrawal
It is a general principle of scholarly communication that the editor of a journal is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal shall be published. In making this decision, the editor is guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement, and plagiarism. An outcome of this principle is the importance of the scholarly archive as a permanent, historic record of the transactions of scholarship. Articles that have been published shall remain extant, exact, and unaltered as far as is possible. However, very occasionally circumstances may arise where an article is published that must later be retracted or even removed. Such actions must not be undertaken lightly and can only occur under exceptional circumstances. In addition, Author(s) (and/or their institution) will be punished from any kind of article withdrawal in the form of an article submission ban (temporary up to permanent ban)
This policy has been designed to address these concerns and to take into account current best practices in the scholarly and library communities. As standards evolve and change, we will revisit this issue and welcome the input of scholarly and library communities. We believe these issues require international standards. All of the Article Withdrawal Policies in "ASPIRATION" (including Withdrawal of Manuscripts, Article in Press, Article Retraction, Article Removal, and Article Replacement Policies) is adopted from Elsevier Article Withdrawal Policy.
Article Withdrawal by Author(s)
Author(s) are not allowed to withdraw an article that has been sent to "ASPIRATION" Journal because the withdrawal of the article wastes the resources, time, and effort that Editor and Peer-reviewers do in processing the article. If the author is still requesting the withdrawal of the article, the author will be punished in the form of a ban on the submission of a manuscript for (maximum) 6 number (3 volume or 3 years) for the manuscript withdrawal in the review process. However, it is highly unethical to withdraw the manuscript that has been sent from a journal because another journal has accepted it.
The withdrawal of the article after the manuscript has been accepted for publication is extremely unethical. The author will be given a punishment in the form of being banned on the submission of a manuscript for (maximum) 20 numbers (10 Volume or 10 years). Withdrawal of the manuscript in this policy includes the submission of the article revisions that exceed the time limit specified by the Editor and does not immediately notify the Editor and/or revise the manuscript. If the author did not revise the manuscript until the deadline without any confirmations, the Author can be banned for (maximum) 12 numbers (6 volumes or 6 years).
Authors who make more than one manuscript withdrawal can be banned permanently. This banning may also be applied to the author’s institution. The "ASPIRATION" Editorial Board can publicly announce through the "ASPIRATION" page and/or provide information to other journal editors or other publishers when "ASPIRATION" Editorial Board is performing the banning processes in these cases.
Infringements of professional ethical codes (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like) is forbidden in "ASPIRATION". Occasionally, a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication. The retraction of an article by its authors or the editor under the advice of members of the scholarly community has long been an occasional feature of the learned world. Standards for dealing with retractions have been developed by a number of libraries and scholarly bodies, and this best practice is adopted for article retraction by "ASPIRATION".
The editor will investigate deeply the infringements of professional ethical codes. The "ASPIRATION" Editorial Board will notify the author(s) about the alleged violation along with its proof and offer the options that can be executed by the Author(s). If the Editor is unable to contact the author within the prescribed period, the Editor will discuss with the Editor and Editorial Advisory Board about this problem.
The standard of article retraction in "ASPIRATION" are:
- A statement (letter) of article retraction, entitled “Retracted: (article title)”, will be issued by the "ASPIRATION" Editorial Member in two languages (Indonesian and English).
- The retraction letter of this article (along with evidence, comments, criticism, or a request from the member(s) of the scientific community) is placed on the previous page of the article with the same page number as the first page of the article and given the additional code “ed-1” for the first page of the letter and so on (e.g., 56-ed-1, 56-ed-2, etc.).
- The original version of the article will be given a “Retracted” watermark or stamp and placed after the letter. This new PDF file is made to replace the original PDF file article.
- The abstract of the article on the "ASPIRATION" website is replaced with a statement about retracted of the article because it violates the ethical code and/or "ASPIRATION" policy while the keyword of the article is deleted.
- The retraction letter of the article will also be published in "ASPIRATION" on the edition when the article and the letter issued as part of the Comments and Criticism section.
ARTICLE REMOVAL: LEGAL LIMITATIONS
In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove an article from the online database. This will only occur where the article is clearly defamatory or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or the Editor has good reason to expect it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk. In these circumstances, while the metadata (Title and Authors) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating the article has been removed for legal reasons.
In cases where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk, the authors of the original article may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. In these circumstances, the procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the database retraction notice will publish a link to the corrected re-published article and a history of the document.