Corrections, Retractions, Removal, and Republications:
- Corrections/ Missing Data in the article (online/pdf or both)
- Editor’s Note
- Editorial Expression of Concern
- Removal of the Article
Corrections/ Missing Data in the article (online/pdf or both):
A Correction notice will be issued when it is necessary to correct an error or omission which can impact the interpretation of the article, but where the scholarly integrity of the article remains intact. Examples include mislabeling of a figure, missing key information on funding or competing interests of the authors.
The journals include the Crossmark button on the HTML and online PDFs of all articles. The Crossmark button gives readers quick and easy access to the current status of an item of content, including any corrections, retractions, or updates to that record.
- Author Correction:
An Author Correction may be published to correct an important error(s) made by the author(s) that affects the scientific integrity of the published article, the publication record, or the reputation of the authors or the journal. Correction will be made:
- Minor corrections will be acknowledged through the addition of a footnote statement to the article’s front page.
- Major corrections will be acknowledged through the publication of an additional linked Correction Notice.
Both minor and major corrections can be processed as per the above guidelines (a & b) for the following:
Corrections Required/To be added missing data
(online/ pdf or both)
Errors/missing data in the: title of the article, author’s name(s), authors affiliations, heading and sub-heading, article html rendering if different to the PDF, pdf hyperlink, url, programming, supplemental data, article category heading or running head, ORCID ID, Email, corresponding details, received or accepted dates, data, medical terms, reference list, typographical, Orcid ID, Email, Missing Text, Tables, Figures, Funding/ Grants/ Financial Support is missing, Conflicts of Interest/ Competing Interests statement is missing or incorrect, Ethical Approval and Consent to Participate, Availability of Data and Material/ Data Access Statement, Authors Contributions statement, Changing citations to New Reference, replacement of the figure due to poor quality.
Yes, corrections are possible if Corresponding author writes to the Editor-in-Chief
Request to remove/add author’s name
Yes, it will be applicable as per the authorship policy Have to change author affiliation/ profile since submission Not possible.
When making corrections to articles, in the majority of cases the original article (PDF and HTML) is corrected and is bi-directionally linked to and from the published amendment notice, which details the original error. For the sake of transparency, when changes made to the original article affect data in figures, tables or text (for example, when data points/error bars change or curves require redrawing) the amendment notice will reproduce the original data. When it is not possible to correct the original article in both HTML and PDF versions (for example, articles published many years before the error is raised) the article will remain unchanged but will contain bi-directional links to and from the published amendment notice.
- Publisher Correction:
A Publisher Correction may be published to correct an important error(s) made by the journal that affects the scientific integrity of the published article, the publication record, or the reputation of the authors or of the journal.
An Editor’s Note is a notification alerting readers if the journal has initiated an inquiry in response to concerns raised about a published article. It is an online-only update, made only to the HTML version of record of the published article. It is not indexed.
Editorial Expression of Concern:
An Editorial Expression of Concern (EEoCs) is a statement from the editors alerting readers to serious concerns affecting the integrity of the published article. EEoCs are published online and are bidirectionally linked to the published article. They receive a DOI and are indexed in major scholarly databases such as PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus.
An article may be retracted when the integrity of the published work is substantially undermined owing to errors in the conduct, analysis and/or reporting of the study. Violation of publication or research ethics may also result in a study’s retraction. A Retraction notice will be issued where a major error (e.g. in the analysis or methods) invalidates the conclusions in the article, or where research misconduct or publication misconduct has taken place (e.g. research without required ethical approvals, fabricated data, manipulated images, plagiarism, duplicate publication etc). Authors and institutions may request a retraction of their articles if their reasons meet the criteria for retraction.
Retraction will be considered:
- If there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication or image manipulation) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error).
- If the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross referencing, permission or justification (e.g. cases of redundant publication or duplicate publication).
- If the research constitutes plagiarism.
- Where there is evidence of fraudulent authorship.
- Where there is evidence of compromised peer review.
- If there is evidence of unethical research.
Where the decision has been taken to retract an article:
- Add a “retracted” watermark to the published Version of Record of the article.
- Issue a separate retraction statement, titled ‘Retraction: [article title]’, that will be linked to the retracted article on Taylor & Francis Online.
- Paginate and make available the retraction statement in the online issue of the journal.
Removal of the Article:
The Lattice Science Publication (LSP) reserves the right to remove an article from the online platform. An article removal will be issued in rare circumstances where the problems are very serious and cannot be addressed by a Retraction or Correction notice. Such action may be taken when:
- Infringes a third party’s intellectual property right, right to privacy, or other legal right, or is otherwise unlawful.
- A court or government order has been issued, or is likely to be issued, requiring removal of such content.
- 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.