Correction, Retraction, & Withdrawal

The Journal of Palembang Nursing Studies (JPNS) has the same policy regarding corrections and retractions. We differentiate between Erratum, Corrigendum, Retraction, Addendum, Article Removal, and Article Withdrawal.   

  • Erratum (Publisher Correction): An erratum refers to a correction of errors introduced to the article by the publisher. All publisher-introduced changes are highlighted to the author at the proof stage and any errors are ideally identified by the author and corrected by the publisher before final publication. Errata should be published for scientifically relevant formatting changes, or changes to authorship if the author or contributor list is incorrect when a deserving author has been omitted or somebody who does not meet authorship criteria has been included. Scientifically relevant formatting issues that require an Erratum might include missing or unclear figures, or errors introduced during proofreading (e.g., missing text). Minor errors that do not affect readability or meaning (e.g., spelling or grammatical errors) do not qualify for an Erratum. All authors should proofread the final version carefully.
  • Corrigendum (Author Correction): A corrigendum refers to a change to an article that the author wishes to publish at any time after acceptance. Authors should contact the editor of the journal, who will determine the impact of the change and decide on the appropriate course of action. JPNS will only instigate a corrigendum to a published article after receiving approval and instructions from the editor. Author Name Change Policy: Some authors might wish to change their name following publication. In such cases, JPNS will update and republish the article and re-deliver the updated metadata to the appropriate indexing services (please note that all updates are dependent upon the policies of the databases). Our teams are aware that name changes can be sensitive and/or private in nature, for a variety of reasons that may include alignment with gender identity, marriage, divorce, or religious conversion. Therefore, to protect author identity, an Erratum will not be published and co-authors will not be notified. Authors should contact the journal’s Editorial Office (email to: editorial@jpns-journal.com) with their name change request.
  • Retraction: Notification of erroneous results that have the potential to undermine the trustworthiness of a previously published publication. Despite the fact that the original publication has been retracted, it is still available to readers, and the retraction statement informing readers of the invalidity of the published work is bidirectionally connected to the original published document.
  • Addendum: If crucial results (e.g., additional affiliation, clarify some aspect of methods/analysis, etc) were unintentionally omitted from the original publication, the original article can be amended through an Addendum reporting these previously omitted results. The Addendum will be published, with article numbers added, in the current issue of the journal. A hyperlink to the Addendum will also be added to the original publication, but the original paper does not need to be updated.
  • Article Removal: An article removal will be issued in rare circumstances where the problems are very serious in nature and cannot be addressed by a Retraction or Correction notice. JPNS will consider removal of a published article from in very limited circumstances such as 1) If the article contains content that could pose a serious risk if followed or acted upon. 2) If the article contains content that violates the rights to privacy of a study participant. 3) If the article is defamatory or infringes other legal rights. 4) If an article is subject to a court order. In case of an article being removed from JPNS, a removal notice will be issued in its place.
  • Withdrawal Policy: Some writers request that their submissions be removed from the publication process after they have been submitted. Withdrawing submissions from consideration for publication wastes the valuable resources and enormous amount of work put forward by the editors, reviewers, and editorial staff in the course of processing the manuscripts. As a result, submission of an article to JPNS indicates that the work has not been published or submitted elsewhere; as a result, the journal is highly opposed to the unethical removal of an article from the publication process after it has been submitted. Once an article has been submitted, the author provides the editorial board with complete publishing rights, and the editorial board has the exclusive authority to decide whether or not an article should be withdrawn from publication.