Publications is committed to promoting ethical publication practices across all
our journals. Publisher is adamant on competent and efficient publication of
information by exercising systematic and comprehensive processes. Following are
some of the essential publishing ethics exercised by the publisher for all its
Rivera Publications expects authors, reviewers, editors and others involved in publication process to safeguard the integrity of its publication process and to alert appropriate officials to possible misconduct.
Rivera Publications expects authors submitting to and publishing
in our journals to adhere to ethical standards of scholarship and to ensure
that the work they submit for publication is free of scientific and publication
misconduct. The list of authors of the work should accurately reflect who
carried out the research, contributing authors, and others who made substantive
contributions to the work. All authors of articles submitted for publication
assume individual and shared responsibility, within the limits of their
professional competence, for the accuracy and integrity of their work.
Courses of Actions in case of Author Misconduct
Actions appropriate in
particular circumstances may vary depending on a variety of factors, including,
but not limited to: the severity of the misconduct, identified prior
misconduct, and the stage of the publication process at which the misconduct is
Additional Considerations and Appeals
All parties directly involved in a case of author misconduct
shall have the right to appeal a determination of author misconduct to the
In order to maintain the integrity of the scholarly
publication, Rivera follows a very transparent article correction policy and
reserves the right to retract articles at any stage of the process, given the
nature of the correction.
Articles are retracted during one or all of the following instances:
While Rivera reserves the right to retract articles, the
final decision lies with the handling Editor or the Editor-in-Chief, who will
look into the matter to understand its nature and will ultimately make the decision.
Thus, we do not guarantee that an article after correcting the errors will be
reconsidered for publication in any of our journals.
For significant errors, the corrections will be published
following the consent of the author and the Editor. However, for minor errors, such
as grammatical errors, which do not significantly affect the integrity, the
article will not be considered for correction.
When the corrections are related to the article following
the peer review, they come under the following categories:
Refers to the errors made by the Publisher during
editing/typesetting or production of the article, which significantly affects
the quality and the integrity of the article or author/publisher.
Refers to the notification of the errors made by the author.
These errors significantly affect the content of the article and/or the
reputation of the journal and authors. While submitting the corrigendum, all authors
must sign the corrigendum or Letter to the Editor, informing about the
corrections and its impact on the article. However, if one or more of the
co-authors do not agree, the Editor holds the power to implement an
amendment following consultation with the concerned reviewers.
All authors must sign the retraction, highlighting the errors
and the consequences on the article or any specific section of the article.
However, if one or more of the coauthors disagree, the Editor will then implement
the amendment after consulting with the concerned reviewers, stating the
Refers to the notification by authors of the addition of
peer-reviewed materials to the article. Addenda are published when the author omits
any significant information that might have clarified the content of the paper
to the reader or the addition of any section following any or some of the reader's
requests. An addendum is published following the peer-review of the article and
the Editor's consent.
At Rivera Publications, we understand that there
are instances when it becomes necessary to withdraw a submitted manuscript from
consideration for publication. We deeply appreciate the dedication and effort
that authors invest in their work, and our commitment is to ensure a
transparent and respectful process for manuscript withdrawal.
Author notification: If an author wishes to
withdraw their manuscript from consideration, it is imperative that they notify
the editorial office as promptly as possible. This notification should be made
through an official withdrawal request sent via email.
Reason for withdrawal: While providing a reason for
withdrawal is not obligatory, we highly value authors who share their
rationale. This practice helps us in improving our processes and gaining a
better understanding of the needs of our authors.
Co-author consensus: Manuscript withdrawal
necessitates consensus among all co-authors listed on the manuscript. The
corresponding author holds the responsibility of ensuring that all co-authors
are in agreement with the withdrawal decision before initiating the process.
Editorial acknowledgment: Upon receiving a
manuscript withdrawal request, the editorial office will promptly acknowledge
the request and confirm the initiation of the withdrawal process.
Peer Review stage: If the manuscript is still in
the peer review process, the review will be halted, and reviewers will be duly
informed of the withdrawal. We deeply respect the efforts of our reviewers, and
we encourage authors to consider this before initiating the withdrawal process.
Publication stage: In cases where the manuscript
has been accepted and is in the pre-publication stages, withdrawing it may lead
to an incomplete citation or publication record. Authors are strongly
encouraged to discuss potential implications with the editorial office before
finalizing their withdrawal decision.
Publication charges: In situations where
publication fees have already been paid, and the withdrawal request is made
after acceptance, our team will carefully evaluate the circumstances and engage
in discussions regarding potential refunds on a case-by-case basis.
Authors who choose to withdraw a manuscript are
always welcome to submit future work to Rivera Publications. The decision to
withdraw a manuscript will not negatively impact the consideration of future
submissions, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity for continued
collaborations with authors within our scholarly community.
We place great importance on clear communication
and respectful interactions throughout the publication process. Our manuscript
withdrawal policies are designed to uphold these principles while accommodating
authors' changing needs and circumstances.
refers to the use of one's writings, thoughts, or inventions. While inadvertent
plagiarism can be remedied by providing appropriate attributes, major
plagiarism, where substantial sections of text are copied without providing
citations, is a serious breach of academic ethics.
strongly recommend authors to develop own content and provide citation as
deemed necessary in order to prevent cases of plagiarism, fabrication of data,
multiple submissions, and redundancy of manuscripts.
employs external search to check manuscripts for plagiarism. If a submission is
suspected of plagiarism, it will be unsubmitted and returned to the author(s).
However, in serious cases of misconduct—in the judgment of Editor(s)—Rivera reserves
the right to take any and all steps deemed appropriate, including notifying
author(s) and/or funding institute(s) and retraction of the manuscript.
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