Definition of Withdrawal
Thanks to the important role of editor in chiefs in accepting or rejecting an article, there are rare cases of published articles which need a sort of a retraction at a later date or a disclaimer made concerning its content. Such a decision is only made after careful consideration of the individual case and is the result of sound and conscientious evaluation on the part of the Editor in Chief.
- Article withdrawal is applied to submitted papers either within the peer review process or accepted for publication that is for the moment only available in a pre-publication form (“Early Release or Ahead of Print”). These sometimes contain errors or are articles that may have already been published and then mistakenly resubmitted for publication elsewhere. In rarer cases, these papers may not observe established ethical requirements, there may be some inconsistency in the declaration of authors’ contributions, or data may have been presented the integrity of which may be in doubt, etc. Articles may also be retracted to allow authors’ to correct any errors that had not been identified before submission.
Withdrawal is an action that takes the manuscript out of the review process and places it back into the author's dashboard. In General, we do not suggest the article withdrawal, since it wastes valuable manuscript processing time, cost and works spent by the publisher.
- Pre-Review: is periods at which the author(s) submit(s) her/his article until to be sent for the review. The author(s) can withdraw their papers at this step without paying any charges and/or posing compelling reasons.
- Peer-Review: is a period at which the manuscript is submitted completely to the website and is included in the review process. The authors must have compelling reasons and pay 200 Euro as the withdrawal penalty.
- Review-Final Decision: is a period from the acceptance of an article until to be sent for publication if the article meets the journal standards. The authors must have their compelling reasons and pay 200 Euro as the withdrawal penalty.
- Post-Publication: when a paper is published (online and/or hard copy). Withdrawing at this step is not possible at all.
What Are Compelling Reasons?
- Bogus claims of authorship
- Multiple submission
- Fraudulent use of data or the like
- Infringements of professional ethical codes
How can an author request for withdrawal?
Authors are able to withdraw an article if and only if their articles were in one the below states:
- Sent back to the author
- Major revision
- Minor revision
To withdraw: Go to the mentioned status and find your article and click "Withdraw button" from actions.