Correction and Retraction

If authors detect mistakes in their published work, in particular inaccuracies that may alter the interpretation of data or the accuracy of the information provided, they should contact us as soon as possible. Before submitting any requests for changes or retractions to an article, the corresponding author must make sure agreement has been obtained among all of the indicated co-authors.

Any necessary updates will be accompanied by a post-publication notice that will be permanently linked to the original article, ensuring that readers are fully aware of any required changes. This can take the form of a Correction notice, an Expression of Concern, a Retraction, or, in extreme cases, Removal. The goal of this technique for making permanent and visible revisions is to ensure the integrity of the scholarly record. All corrections, statements of concern, and retraction notices are available at the time of publication. Contact the journal's Production Editor or get in touch with us through this website or email if you feel that your article needs to be corrected or retracted after reading the guidelines.

Post-publication notifications to maintain the accuracy of the academic record

Correction noticeA Correction notice will be sent when it is required to fix an error or omission that may affect the interpretation of the article, but the scholarly integrity of the article remains intact. Examples include mislabeled figures, missing important funding information, and writers with competing interests. Editors make a distinction between significant and minor errors. For the purposes of correction notices, substantial errors or omissions are any modifications that affect how the article is to be interpreted while maintaining the article's scholarly integrity. A separate correction notification is issued for each serious inaccuracy. The correction notification should provide specifics about the issue and the adjustments made to the Version of the Record. Under these conditions, editors will:
  • Update the online article.
  • Release a distinct correction notice that is electronically linked to the updated version.
  • The electronic link to the correction notification should be added as a footnote to the article.
  • The journal's online issue will paginate the correction notice and make it accessible.
  • Allow everyone to view the correction notice.

Minor errors will not receive a separate correction notice. Instead, a footnote will be added to the article stating that the article has been corrected. Minor inaccuracies have little bearing on the credibility of the scholarly content or the reader's understanding of it. EHP may also publish a correction to address an error in the publication 's metadata (for example, misspelling of an author's name or errors in the competing interests, funding, or data availability statement).

A correction notice will typically appear as a post-publication notice linked to the original article. In rare cases, we may choose to replace the original online version with a corrected version of an article. When we republish an article, we usually include a correction notice that is linked to the article and details the changes.

GUIDELINES FOR CORRECTIONSIt is common to find errors in the articles presented by the authors. Usually, the research paper is rejected for small but impactful reasons like stylistic fonts, font size, the format of the content, and so on rather than the main content of the article which is the right research work carried out by the researcher. This is not good for a good article publication practice, as the researcher invests a lot of time, money, and effort in conducting his research work. Hence, it should be eradicated at the editorial level only. In the journal publication practice, publishing a research work and its findings is an uphill task that requires a lot of research activity in building and conducting a real research work and bringing out the article on the research work carried out by the researcher.
However, a well-structured research paper will enhance the chances of having your article accepted by our publication. Our Correction evaluation is of two types - that may arise as part of the review process:
  • Minor Corrections
  • Major Corrections
Minor CorrectionsThis involves any minor corrections in the research article submitted by the author such as grammatical errors, changes of title, spelling mistakes, the level of English written is not good enough for publication purposes, and other miscellaneous corrections. For all such minor mistakes, Editors can correct themselves at the editorial stage itself for the fast processing of the article publications. The following are the minor errors that are common in developing the article.
  • Incorrect format or structure of the article.
  • The objective is not established properly.
  • Poor abstract with an exceeded word limit and not attractive and compelling.
  • The research paper format does not satisfy journal standards.
  • Authors are not following minor guidelines like grammatical mistakes.
  • Articles with technical jargon and complex sentences.
  • Ineffective keywords are presented in the abstract.
  • Disordered floating elements like graphs, images, tables, etc.
  • Untranslated meta-data or non-English papers
  • Not proofreading the paper before submission
Major correctionsThis is usually more of a missing relevant data or incorrect data presented in the research article submitted by our vulnerable authors. For Major Corrections in the published article, the author should inform our review & editorial team via the website or email only then after the correction to the article can be done in accordance with the journal guidelines. Where errors can constitute the following types:
  • Data changesDue to data changes such as information that is going out of the topic and erroneous content due to lack in the research work of the article. This may also be due to the content developed from the reference journals that they refer to in developing the article content.
  • Imperfect CalculationsThis is commonly found in the records submitted by the authors. This should be corrected by none other than the author himself and should provide the justification, validation, and proven methodology satisfying the presented numbers & calculations are the correct figures.
  • Technical complexityThis error is due to the errors in the technical elements that are covered by the author and are not justified and proven. Hence the article gets rejected due to this primary and important reason. The main reason for this is that the content at most times found to be plagiarized and is already been published or under review at another publisher.
  • PlagiarismOftentimes, it happens that the submitted article is found to be plagiarized and turns out to be just another extension of already well-established research journals that are incremental and are not advanced in any manner in their field of study. This type of research work is clearly part of a larger study.
  • The research work is IncomprehensibleThe language, ascent, structure & figures are so poor that the credentials can’t be understood properly as a result gets rejected by the editors.