Withdrawal or removal of articles is strongly discouraged by Acquaint publications. Submitting a manuscript or withdrawing is only in an author's interest, and we respect their decision. Withdrawal of a manuscript will be acceptable only for unavoidable reasons, as it wastes the valuable time and effort made in processing the manuscripts by the editors, reviewers, and editorial staff. Authors can withdraw their article at no charge - if withdrawn within 24-48 hrs of its initial submission. Suppose an author(s) requests a withdrawal of the manuscript any time after the peer review process, in the publication phase (early release), or after it is published online. In that case, they will be fined a withdrawal penalty of USD 349. All the authors are requested to check multiple times that the article/manuscripts are genuine and error-free.
The practice of removal, deletion, or obscuring of an article or part of an article is limited to circumstances such as:
Legal infringements, defamation, other legal limitations, or false or inaccurate data, especially those that, if acted upon, could pose a severe health risk.
Articles withdrawn by the author or retracted by the publisher will be accompanied by a notice explaining why the paper has been withdrawn or rejected. Articles in press (articles that have been accepted for publication or published as e-pub ahead of schedule but which have not been formally published with volume/issue/page information) that include errors or are determined to violate the publishing ethics guidelines, such as multiple submission, fake claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like, maybe "withdrawn" from the journal. Withdrawal means that the article files are removed and replaced with a pdf stating that the article has been withdrawn from the journal by acquaint editorial policies.
Published articles (with volume/issue/page information) that may contain infringements of professional, ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like, are retracted. Acquaint publications follow Cope's retraction guidelines.
Redundant (multiple) publication/ re-publication
Editors of Acquaint publications have a policy for abstracts and posters of conferences, results presented at meetings (for example, to inform investigators or participants about findings), results in databases (data without interpretation, discussion, context, or conclusions in the form of tables and text to describe data/information where this is not easily presented in tabular form) are not considered prior publication authors who wish to publish translations of the articles that have been published elsewhere should ensure that they have appropriate permission(s), indicate clearly that the material has been translated and re-published and show the source of the material.
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