At Zendo Academic Publishing Journals, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of academic integrity and credibility. In pursuit of this commitment, we recognize that errors, inaccuracies, or ethical concerns may arise in published articles as such we take the responsibility of managing corrections and retractions with the utmost seriousness and diligence. Our commitment to maintaining the integrity and credibility of the scientific literature remains unwavering, and we pledge to handle these issues transparently and in accordance with the highest ethical standards. To address such issues, we have established a clear process for corrections and retractions, ensuring transparency, accountability, and the integrity of the scientific record.

1. Corrections:

  • Corrections are issued for minor errors or inaccuracies that do not fundamentally affect the validity of the research or conclusions presented in an article.
  • A correction notice will be published that includes the corrected information, the location of the correction within the article, and an explanation of the error.
  • The original article will be updated with a link to the correction notice.
  • Indexing services and databases will be notified to reflect the correction.

2. Retractions:

  • Retractions are reserved for significant errors, research misconduct, data fabrication, plagiarism, or ethical violations that undermine the credibility and reliability of the research.
  • A retraction notice will be published that clearly outlines the reasons for retraction, including details of the misconduct or errors.
  • The retraction notice will include the article’s title, authors, publication date, and a link from the original article to the retraction notice.
  • All involved parties, including authors, institutions, and relevant regulatory bodies, will be informed, and appropriate actions will be taken as necessary.
  • Indexing services and databases will be updated to indicate the retraction status of the article.

3. Author Responsibility:

  • Authors are expected to cooperate fully with the correction or retraction process, providing requested information promptly.
  • Authors found responsible for errors or misconduct may face consequences, including publication bans.

4. Ethical Considerations:

  • We adhere to strict ethical guidelines and principles throughout the correction and retraction process.
  • We maintain confidentiality and protect the identities of whistleblowers or individuals reporting misconduct.

5. Public Notification:

  • All correction and retraction notices will be prominently displayed on the ZAP Journals’ website and linked to the affected articles.
  • Our aim is to promote transparency and accountability, ensuring that readers and the scientific community are informed about the actions taken.

6. Post-Retraction Handling:

  • Retracted articles will remain accessible on our platform, but they will be clearly marked as retracted to prevent further citation and use.
  • Retracted articles will be archived to maintain a historical record while discouraging their continued dissemination.