KHATULISTIWA Article Retraction
Khatulistiwa Journal Editors should consider retracting a publication if:
- It contains infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, etc.
- It contains major errors (e.g. miscalculations or experimental or information errors) or the main conclusion is no longer valid or seriously undermined as a result of new evidence coming to light of which Authors were not aware at the time of publication.
Khatulistiwa Editors shall determine based on investigation whether a retraction is required and in such cases shall act in accordance with COPE’s Retraction Guidelines. Based on these the following best practice for article retraction has been adopted by Khatulistiwa (Journal of Islamic Studies):
- A retraction note titled “Retraction: [Article Title]” which is signed by the Authors and/or the Editor is published in a subsequent issue of the journal and is listed in the table of contents of this issue.
- In the electronic version, a link is added to the original article.
- The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note; it is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can then proceed to the article itself.
- The original article is retained unchanged except for a watermark which is included on each page of the article PDF indicating that it has been “retracted”.
- The HTML version of the document is removed.
Note that if Authors retain copyright for an article this does not mean they automatically have the right to retract it after publication. The integrity of the published scientific record is of paramount importance and COPE’s Retraction Guidelines apply in such cases.