Corrections and retractions policy

 

Veterinary Evidence publishes corrections to published papers as an erratum.

A correction is made if the error in question is an honest mistake that has the potential to negatively impact the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the author or of Veterinary Evidence.

Corrections are made at the discretion of the editorial office.

Retractions are reserved for publications where their findings or conclusions cannot be relied upon.

Errata

An erratum will be published as soon as possible within a section titled Errata, meaning that all errata published in Veterinary Evidence can be easily viewed.

The process is as follows:

The original paper

There is an erratum to this paper published in Veterinary Evidence Vol X, Issue X (YEAR): DOI link to Erratum

The erratum

Example erratum: https://veterinaryevidence.org/index.php/ve/article/view/168

Once the original paper has been corrected and the erratum has been published, the records are updated within archiving databases and indexers: PORTICO, DOAJ and CAB Abstracts.

 

Retractions, expressions of concern and addendum

 

Retractions

Veterinary Evidence will follow the guidance outlined by the Committee of Publication Ethics (COPE) when retracting a paper.

Retractions of papers are considered in cases of unethical research or scientific misconduct. If a published paper is found to have data or results that are seriously flawed, if the content is fabricated, falsified, or plagiarised, or if it is a duplicate publication, then a retraction will be considered.

Retractions will be published as soon as possible, and will be published within a section titled ‘Retractions’, meaning all retractions published in Veterinary Evidence can be easily viewed.

A retraction notice is published as an HTML version and linked to the HTML and PDF versions of the original paper and vice versa.

The process is as follows:

The original paper

The retraction notice

Once the original paper has been corrected and the retraction notice has been published, the records are updated within archiving databases and indexers: PORTICO, DOAJ and CAB Abstracts.

Expressions of concern

Veterinary Evidence may consider placing an Expression of Concern notice on an article if the information within the paper has the potential to mislead readers. Editors are aware of the reputational damage an Expression of Concern notice may cause to authors, and so this will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Addendum

Veterinary Evidence will consider publishing an addendum to a published paper if the paper is difficult to understand due to missing information, or if there is a need for clarification.

 

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