Publishing ethics

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Avoiding Plagiarism

Errors and ethics misconduct in the published article correction. Article retraction


Corresponding Member of the RAS
Boris W. Levin

Deputy Editor-in-Chief
Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Leonid M. Bogomolov

Editorial Office
Institute of Marine Geology and Geophysics of FEB RAS
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Nauki str. 1B
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Aleksandr S. Prytkov

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Errors and ethics misconduct in the published article correction. Article retraction.

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his or her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the editors and cooperate with them to correct or retract the paper. If a third-party claims that a published work contains a significant error, the author is required to correct or withdraw the paper or provide evidence of the correctness of the article.

If errors affecting an article perception, but not distorting the stated research results, are found in the text, they can be corrected 1) by replacing the pdf-file of the article and the error indication in the article file and on the article page on the journal website; 2) by issuing a separate amendment notice named Correction, indicating the imprint of an article published with errors; as well as posting information about the error in the follow-on issues of the journal.

If substantial errors are found in the text of the article (errors distorting the results of the study, illegal borrowing of a significant degree, duplication of the article in multiple journals, author (authors) misconduct associated with falsification and/or fabrication of data, incorrect composition of the authors, other violations of publication ethics) the Editorial Board has the right to retract an already published article in accordance with the Declaration of the Association of Scientific Editors and Publishers (ASEP) and the COPE Retraction Guidelines and decline further cooperation with the authors whose behavior does not comply with the ethical standards established in the Journal.

The retraction of an article can be initiated by an editor, peer-reviewer, author, organization, or private person by written request to the Editorial Office of the Journal.

Editorial Board make a decision to retract the article. The decision of the Editorial Board with the justification of the reasons for the retraction (in case of plagiarism, indicating the sources of borrowing) and the date of retraction is sent the author (lead author in case of co-authorship) and the initiator of the retraction. The authors may disagree with the position of the editors, but this does not negate the editors' right to conduct the procedure.

The retracted article is not removed from the Journal issue, but is labelled as "RETRACTED", the same mark is placed in the issue table of contents. The article page on the site contains information about the reason for the article retraction.

The fact of retraction is reported to the Council on the Ethics of Scientific Publications of ASEP, to the scientific database in which the journal is indexed, and to the organization to which the author is affiliated. A list of retracted articles indicating the reasons for retraction is posted on the Journal's website.

All documents related to a particular case of ethics misconduct (signal letters, explanations of authors, reviewers, editors, decisions of the Editorial Board, etc.) remain deposited in the Editorial Office for 5 years.