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 dissenting coauthor.
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.
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