Retraction, Withdrawal and Correction Policy


The papers published in EQUITY will be considered to be retracted from the publication if :

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabri-cation) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error)

  2. the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission orjustification (i.e. cases of redundant publication)

  3. it constitutes plagiarism

  4. it reports unethical research

The mechanism of retraction follow the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at



Author is not allowed to withdraw submitted manuscripts. This is because the withdrawal is a waste of valuable resources that editors and referees have spent on time processing submitted manuscript and works invested by the publisher.

If author still requests withdrawal of his/her manuscript when the manuscript is still in the peer-reviewing process, author needs to confirm to our editor and send the information about withdrawal.

Email for requsting of withdrawal :



EQUITY should consider issuing a correction if:

  • A small part of an otherwise reliable publication reports flawed data or proves to be misleading, especially if this is the result of honest error.
  • The Authors list is incorrect (e.g., a contributor has been omitted or someone who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).

Corrections to peer-reviewed content fall into one of three categories:

  • Publisher correction (erratum): to notify readers of a critical error made by journal staff (usually a production error) that negatively impacts the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article, or the reputation of the authors of the journal.
  • Author correction (corrigendum): to notify readers of a critical error made by the authors, which has a negative impact on the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article, or on the reputation of the authors or the journal.
  • Addendum: an addition to the article by its authors to explain inconsistencies, expand the existing work, or otherwise explain or update the information in the main work.

The Editor-in-Chief decides whether a correction should be issued, sometimes with advice from reviewers or editorial board members. Handling editors will contact the authors of the paper concerned with a request for clarification, but the final decision about whether a correction is required and which type rests with the Editor-in-Chief.