Acadlore participates in the Crossmark scheme, a multi-publisher an initiative to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the Crossmark button, Acadlore is committing to maintaining the content it publishes, and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur. Clicking on the Crossmark button (at the top right of each article) will tell you the current status of the article. It may also give you additional publication record information about the article.
To maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record, the following policies will be applied when published content needs to be corrected, retracted, or subject to other post-publication updates, in the light of the current best practice in the scholarly publishing and library communities:
Corrections, retractions, and expressions of concern
Acadlore will consider corrections, retractions, and expression of concern in accordance with COPE’s Retraction Guidelines. Any publication found to include fraudulent results will be retracted, or an appropriate correction or expression of concern will be issued.
If an error does not affect readability or meaning, the published papers will not be updated. Examples of such errors include typos, grammatical mistakes, and spacing errors. The metadata of a paper, such as title and abstract, can be corrected on a reasonable request. The paper will be updated on our website.
The following errors will be corrected with a Correction notice: (1) errors that affect scientific interpretation (e.g., incorrect data that does not affect the final conclusions); (2) formatting errors related to science (e.g., missing figures); (3) adding or removing a reference; (4) adding or removing a significant amount of text in author contributions, funding statement, informed consent statement, data availability statement, acknowledgements, conflicts of interest, etc.
The Correction notice will appear in the most current issue of the journal, as a separate publication linked to the updated paper. The aim of Correction is to inform readers that the paper has been changed significantly.
Retractions are reserved for articles involving inadvertent research errors, gross ethical breaches, data fabrication, outlandish plagiarism, or other problems.
Once a Retraction is published, the original publication is added a “RETRACTED” watermark, but still be available on the journal website. The retracted publication should not be cited for future research, because they are so seriously flawed that their findings or conclusions should not be relied upon. The Retraction notice will appear in the most current issue of the journal.
In exceptional cases, Acadlore may remove an article from online publication, where it is necessary to comply with our legal obligations. For example, the article is defamatory, violates personal privacy or confidentiality laws, is the subject of a court order, or might pose a serious health risk to the general public. In this case, the reason for removing the article will be explained in a Retraction notice.
C. Expression of concern
Acadlore may publish an Expression of Concern for complex, inconclusive, or prolonged situations. If a suspected research misconduct has not been fully investigated, or the investigation is inconclusive, the points of concern and countermeasures may be described in an Expression of Concern.
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