Article retractions

Published articles should remain extant and intact. However, under exceptional circumstances involving plagiarism (see Plagiarism Policy), redundant publication or data error, scientific misconduct involving falsification and fabrication; articles may need to be retracted, removed or replaced in order to protect the integrity of the literature. The need for a retraction will be determined by the journal editor, but may be initiated, in cases of flawed data or conclusions, at the request of the author/s and/or readership.

To retract an article, a notice of retraction will be published in the next issue. This notice of retraction will:
• include the title and authors of the article, the reason for the retraction and who is retracting the article