Corrections and Retractions

In accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarly publishing IJLMD does not alter articles after publication.

In cases of serious errors or (suspected) misconduct IJLMD publishes corrections and retractions.

In cases of serious errors that affect the article in a material way (but do not fully invalidate its results) or significantly impair the reader’s understanding or evaluation of the article IJLMD publishes a correction note that is linked to the published article. The published article will be left unchanged.

In accordance with the "Retraction Guidelines" by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), IJLMD will retract a published article if there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation), the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication), it constitutes plagiarism, it reports unethical research. An article is retracted by publishing a retraction notice that is linked to or replaces the retracted article. IJLMD will make any effort to clearly identify a retracted article as such.