The rules of retraction

Revocation of text from the publication (retraction) is a mechanism of correcting the published information and alerts readers that the publication contains serious deficiencies or erroneous data that cannot be trusted. The unreliability of the data may be the result of bona fide error or deliberate violations.

Retraction is also used to alert readers about the cases of duplicate publications (when authors present the same data in several publications), plagiarism and concealment of conflicts of interest that could affect the interpretation of the data or recommendations about their use.

Grounds for revocation of the article is the violation of the ethical principles of the journal. Among the grounds for revocation of the article include:
• the presence of illegal borrowing (plagiarism) in a large volume;
• duplicate articles in multiple periodicals;
• detection in the work of fraud or fabrication (e.g., manipulation of experimental data);
• detection in the work of serious mistakes (e.g., incorrect interpretation of results), which casts doubt on its scientific value;
• not correct the composition of the authors (no author; includes individuals who do not meet the criteria of authorship);
• hidden conflict of interest;
• reproduction of articles without the author’s consent;
• other violations of ethical principles of the journal.

The reason for the retraction of article are:
• the author’s appeal on the revocation of the article;
• the decide of the chief editor of the journal.

The decision to retraction the article accepted by the editorial office at the proposal of the chief editor of the journal that contains information about the presence of the reason for the retraction article. The decision to retraction the article takes into account the response of the author/co-authors, justifying his position on article withdrawal (upon receipt of the answer).
If the author/co-authors find it necessary to withdraw the article, they appeal to the editor, motivated explaining the reason for its decision. The editorial office answer the authors and if there are grounds for retraction, she is does retraction the text of the article.

If the editorial office decides to revoke the text of the article on the basis of its examination or received information, this is informed to the author/co-authors and requested their reasoned opinion about the validity of submission to the editor-in-chief on the issue of revocation of article. The reasoned opinion is requested from each co-author separately. If the author/co-authors ignores the request of the publisher, the editorial office has the right to publish opinion without considering the opinion of the author. In the case of the receipt of the appeal on the grounds of retraction the article, the editorial office informs the author about the timing of its consideration. The maximum term of consideration of the appeal may not exceed one month. Not be considered a statement if it is not specified surname, name, patronymic of the author or contact details, contain unreadable text or abusive language.

For the examination of the article and related materials the chief editor forms an expert Commission consisting of a Chairman (the chief editor or Deputy chief editor of the journal) and members of the Commission (not less than 2 members of the editorial Board of the journal).

The decision to retraction of the article in the Protocol of the meeting of the editorial office of the journal. Having made the decision to withdraw the article, the editorial office indicates the cause of retraction (in the case of plagiarism detection with reference to the sources of borrowing) and the date of the retraction. Article and description articles remain on the website of the journal in the appropriate issue of the journal, but the electronic version of the text is the inscription «ОТКЛОНЕНА/RETRACTED» and the date of retraction, the same label is applied in the article and in the table of contents of the issue.

The chief editor of the journal sends in the databases of scientific information, which include the magazine, the Protocol of the meeting of the editorial office of the journal. The Protocol indicates the date of the meeting, membership meeting, the results of the examination and the reasoned decision.

The Protocol of the meeting of the editorial office of the journal also is sent to the author (the author to the Commissioner in the case of collective authorship) of the article and the author of treatment.

The editorial office along with the decision to withdraw the article has the right to take a decision to impose a ban on the acceptance for publication of articles by the author/coauthors for a certain period.

Information about the retraction of article posted on the journal’s website