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Procedure for Retraction (Removal) of Published Articles. Author Responsibilities

Posted in Terra Artis(EN)

The authors guarantee that the article submitted for editorial review is an original work and has not been published before in any print and/or electronic publications.

The authors guarantee that the article lists all the authors and/or publications (materials) cited, as required by copyright law, and that all the required permissions have been obtained to make use of the results, facts, and other borrowed materials in the article.

The authors guarantee that the article does not contain materials that are exempt from publication in the open press according to the current legislative acts of the Russian Federation, and that its publication and distribution will not result in the disclosure of secret (confidential) information (including state secret information).

The rules for retracting a published article are based on the guidelines, recommendations and standards of international professional organisations (primarily the Committee on Publication Ethics – COPE), and other foreign and Russian professional organisations (in particular, the Association of Science Editors and Publishers – ANRI).

The purpose of retraction is to correct published information and to warn other authors and readers against using the results of the retracted article in their research, to ensure the integrity of conscientious research and to protect the journal’s reputation.

Reasons for article retraction:

  • Incorrect and/or unattributed borrowings (plagiarism) in the published article;
  • Duplication of the article in several publications;
  • Self-plagiarism with significant overlapping of research results and text with those already published elsewhere;
  • Evidence of falsification or fabrication (e.g., data manipulation);
  • Evedence of serious errors in the publication (e.g., incorrect interpretation of research results) that undermine its research value;
  • Incorrect authorship (omission of a deserving author; listing individuals who fail to meet the criteria for authorship);
  • Undisclosed conflict of interest;
  • Re-publication of the article without the author's consent;
  • Other misconduct.

Article retraction from the journal may be initiated following an official request to the editorial office either by the author(s) of the article or by other concerned individuals reporting evidence of misconduct; or at the initiative of the publisher or the editorial board.

Retraction is not dependent on the length of time since the publication date of the article in which research misconduct is found.

The procedure for article retraction is carried out following an investigation and a decision by the editorial board based on the results of the investigation. The decision to retract the article is recorded in the minutes of the meeting.

After the retraction procedure is completed, information about the retraction is sent to the information resources where the journal is indexed or hosted. The electronic version of the article posted on the official website of the publisher is marked as RETRACTED alongside the retraction date.