Corrections and Retractions Policy
If there is suspicion of misbehavior or alleged fraud, the journals and/or publisher will investigate following COPE guidelines. If there are valid concerns after an investigation, the authors will be contacted and given an opportunity to address the issue. Depending on the situation, this may result in the journal and/or publisher’s implementation of the following measures, including, but not limited to:
- Rejecting the manuscript, if it is still under consideration.
- If the article has already been published online, depending on the nature and severity of the infraction:
- An erratum/correction may be placed with the article.
- The article may be placed with an editor’s note or editorial expression of concern.
- Or, in severe cases, retraction of the article may occur.
The reason will be given in the published erratum/correction, editor’s note, editorial expression of concern, or retraction notice.
NOTE: Please note that retraction means that the article is maintained on the platform watermarked “retracted,” and the explanation is provided in a note linked to the watermarked article.
- The author’s institution may be informed.
- A notice of suspected transgression of ethical standards in the peer review system may be included as part of the author’s and article’s bibliographic record.
Please see the author name change policy for the authors intending to change their names and wishing to correct it on their published works.
Author Name Change
Author who has changed their names for reasons such as gender transition or religious conversion may request for their names, pronouns, and other relevant biographical information to be corrected on papers published before the change. The author can choose for this correction to happen silently, in which case there will be no note flagging the change on either the pdf or the HTML of the paper, or alternatively, they may do so by a formal public Author Correction.
Removal of Published Content
In exceptional circumstances, iRASD Journal of Energy and Environment (iRASD JEE) reserves the right to remove an article, chapter, book, or other content from the online platforms of the International Research Alliance for Sustainable Development (iRASD). Such action may be taken when (i) iiRASD Journal of Energy and Environment (iRASD JEE) has been advised that content is defamatory, infringes a third party’s intellectual property right, right to privacy, or other legal rights, or is otherwise unlawful; (ii) a court or government order has been issued, or is likely to be issued, requiring removal of such content; (iii) content, if acted upon, would pose an immediate and serious risk to health. Removal may be temporary or permanent. Bibliographic metadata (e.g. title and authors) will be retained and will be accompanied by a statement explaining why the content has been removed.