Our post-publication retraction policy is based on COPE guidelines.
Journal of Applied and Natural Science would consider retracting a publication under the following events:
- There is evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of a major error (eg, miscalculation or experimental error), or as a result of fabrication (eg, of data) or falsification (eg, image manipulation)
- It constitutes plagiarism
- The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (ie, cases of redundant publication)
- It contains material or data without authorisation for use
- Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue (eg, libel, privacy)
- It reports unethical research
- It has been published solely on the basis of a compromised or manipulated peer review process
- The author(s) failed to disclose a major competing interest (a.k.a. conflict of interest) that, in the view of the editor, would have unduly affected interpretations of the work or recommendations by editors and peer reviewers.
The journal will issue a retraction notice by clearly identifying the article which will be linked to the retracted article wherever possible. The retraction will be freely available to all readers and will include who retracted the article and the reason for retraction.