Withdrawal Policy

The Publisher/Editor of a learned journal is exclusively and independently responsible for determining whether papers submitted to the journal will be published, according to general concept.

To make this decision, the editor must aware of Editorial Board principles and bound by current legal requirements including libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. As a result of this idea, the academic archive is important as a permanent, historical record of scholarly exchanges.

To the extent practicable, previously published articles will not be updated or changed. On very rare occasions, however, it may be necessary to withdraw or even delete a previously published article.

Such measures are not to be done lightly and are only permissible under extreme conditions. All versions of articles, including those that have been retracted or otherwise deleted, will be preserved in our official archives of HSPI database.

This policy was made to address these worries and take into account what's best in the academic and library communities right now. As standards change and improve, we will look at this issue again and would like to hear what the academic and library communities think. We think that these issues need international standards, and we will work hard to get international standards and best practices set up by different information bodies that the publishing and information industries can use.

Withdrawal of the article:

This term and process may only be used when the article is still in press which are early versions of articles that sometimes have mistaken or may have been submitted twice by slip-up. Sometimes, but not very often, the articles may violate professional ethics in ways like multiple submissions, false claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, and similar things. The author must, however, desist from submitting this work to any other publication he may be interested in throughout the 21 working days period of journal's review procedure. In case, one couldn’t refrain from the alternate submission, this withdrawal policy will not be applicable.

Articles in Press (articles accepted for publication but not yet formally published) that contain errors, are accidental duplicates of other published articles, or violate journal publishing ethics instructions in the editors' view (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, etc.) will be withdrawn from HSPI according to the policy.

However, this may attract a charge according to the following norms decided in the general body meeting of the publisher. And the charges details are as follows:

If paper is withdrawn before plagiarism checking: $0; after plagiarism check but before peer-review: $349; After Peer-Review, $549; and $749 if manuscript is withdrawn at final proof.

Retraction of Article:

Infringements of professional ethics include redundant contributions, deceptive claims, accusations, and fraudulent representations of authorship/copyrights, plagiarism, and unethical data exploitation. Very seldom, a rectification is basic to remedy errors committed during the submission or publication process; nevertheless, this does not necessitate the entire removal of the submission at any point of the articles in press phase. After getting comments from other experts (reviewers), it is rather terribly unusual for the authors or editorial board of a scientific journal to withdraw a submitted paper and it is not encouraged, except for professional reasons. Manuscript retractions comply with the norms set by several institutional and research groups.

Removal of Article:

A very small number of times, it can be required to take an article out of the online database. This will only happen in cases where the material is obviously defamatory, violates the legal rights of others, is the subject of a court order or where there is a reasonable expectation that it will be, or where acting on the article might seriously endanger one's health. In certain situations, a screen saying the article has been deleted for legal reasons will replace the content while the metadata (Title and Authors) are kept.

Replacement of article:

The writers of the original article may want to withdraw the erroneous original and replace it with a revised version in situations when the article, if followed, might pose a major health risk. The retraction processes will be followed in these situations.