Withdrawal Policy

  1. Author Initiated Withdrawal:

    • Authors may request the withdrawal of their submitted manuscript before it undergoes the peer-review process or after receiving reviewer feedback.
    • The journal may provide specific guidelines on how authors can formally request withdrawal.
  2. Reasons for Withdrawal:

    • Authors might withdraw a manuscript for various reasons, such as discovering errors, inaccuracies, or ethical concerns in their work.
    • Journals typically require authors to provide a clear and valid reason for withdrawal.
  3. Withdrawal Fees:

    • Some journals may have policies regarding withdrawal fees. Authors should be aware of any potential financial implications of withdrawing a manuscript.
  4. Coordinated Withdrawal:

    • In cases where there are multiple authors, the withdrawal request may need to be coordinated and agreed upon by all contributors.
  5. Effect on Peer Review:

    • If a manuscript has already undergone the peer-review process, the withdrawal process may be more complex. The journal may outline the steps involved in handling withdrawals at different stages of the review process.
  6. Notification of Withdrawal:

    • Authors are usually required to formally notify the journal of their decision to withdraw and provide a written request. This communication may include the reason for withdrawal.
  7. Publication Ethics Considerations:

    • Journals often emphasize adherence to ethical standards. Authors may need to confirm that their withdrawal is in line with ethical guidelines and does not involve any form of misconduct.
  8. Resubmission:

    • If authors wish to submit the same work to another journal after withdrawal, they should be aware of any policies or restrictions in place to prevent duplicate submissions.