It is the policy of Engineered Science publisher that published article should not be amended, altered or removed, in line with the International Association of Scientific, Technical & Medical Publishers' (STM) guidelines:
“Articles that have been published should remain extant, exact and unaltered to the maximum extent possible” (STM Guidelines on Preservation of the Objective Record of Science)
Authors who wish to publish the corrections to their articles or who are seriously concerned that they may retract their published articles should contact the journals' editorial office. Readers who find “errors of consequence” in the article of others should contact the corresponding author of that article. All requests from the authors for corrections and retraction are subject to the editor’s decision. The editor may also request correction or retraction of the published articles to address the scientific and ethical issues after publication.
Engineered Science Publisher follows the guidelines outlined by the Committee of Publishing Ethics (COPE) regarding the ethical concern, correction and withdrawal of the published article.
Journals will consider issuing correction at the editor’s decision if:
Journals should work with authors and the publisher to correct published errors. The corresponding author should submit the corrected manuscript along with corrections through the journal’s submission system. The original article should be cited along with DOI in the corrected article. Minor additions and corrections will not be published unless it may affect the contribution in a material way or if the issue does not significantly impair the reader's understanding of the contribution, such as a spelling mistake or grammatical error. The correction will be published online as “Errata” and linked to the original article. The corrections are free to view.
Journals should publish corrections when important errors are found and should consider retraction when errors are so fundamental that they invalidate the work.
Corrections arising from errors within an article should be distinguishable from retractions and statements of concern relating to misconduct.
Corrections should be included in indexing systems and linked to the original article.
Corrections should be free to access.
Expression of concern
An expression of concern may be issued at the editor’s decision if:
The expression of concern will be published online, and it is free to view.
An article may be considered for its retraction if there exists unambiguous evidence that the articles violate the professional code of ethics such as,
Upon retraction, the information on the retraction signed by all the authors will be published and it is free to view. The original article remains online with the digitally marked watermark "RETRACTED" on all pages of the article, except in exceptional cases (e.g. if this is required by law or the availability of the published content possibly cause harm to public health).