Withdrawal Policy

This Withdrawal Policy outlines the process for withdrawing an article from the Social Science Review Archives. We understand that circumstances may arise where authors need to retract their published work. This policy aims to ensure a fair and transparent process for both authors and readers.

Grounds for Withdrawal

An article may be withdrawn from the Social Science Review Archives under the following circumstances:

  • Ethical violations: If the article is found to contain plagiarism, fabrication of data, or other ethical breaches.
  • Significant errors: If the article contains factual errors that significantly impact the conclusions or understanding of the research.
  • Legal issues: If the article infringes on copyright or other legal rights.
  • Author request: Authors may request withdrawal of their article for legitimate reasons, such as changes in research direction or collaborations.

  Withdrawal Process

  • Authors must submit a formal request for withdrawal to the Editor-in-Chief. The request should clearly state the reason for withdrawal and provide any supporting documentation (e.g., evidence of ethical violations).
  • The Editor-in-Chief, in consultation with the Editorial Board, will review the request and make a decision based on the grounds for withdrawal stated in Section 2.
  • If the withdrawal request is approved:
    • The article will be marked as "Withdrawn" with a clear explanation provided on the article page.
    • The article will be removed from online indexes and databases, but a cached version may still be accessible depending on the platform.
    • Authors will be responsible for informing any third parties who have cited the article about the withdrawal.
  • If the withdrawal request is denied, the Editor-in-Chief will explain the decision to the authors.

Archiving and Citation

  • Even after withdrawal, the Social Science Review Archives will maintain a record of the withdrawn article, including its metadata and a note explaining the reason for withdrawal. This is essential for transparency and scholarly record-keeping.
  • Citations to the withdrawn article should include a note indicating that it has been withdrawn and the reason for withdrawal. Researchers should consider alternative sources to support their claims.