Corrections and Retractions

Rarely, it may be necessary for Guilan University of Medical Sciences to publish corrections to, or retractions of, articles published in its journals, so as to maintain the integrity of the academic record. 

In line with Guilan University of Medical Sciences Permanency policy, corrections to, or retractions of, published articles will be made by publishing an Erratum or a Retraction article, without altering the original article in any way other than to add a prominent link to the Erratum/Retraction article. The original article remains in the public domain and the subsequent Erratum or Retraction will be widely indexed. In the exceptional event that material is considered to infringe certain rights or is defamatory, we may have to remove that material from our site and archive sites.

Corrections: Changes to published articles that affect the interpretation and conclusion of the article, but do not fully invalidate the article, will, at the Editor(s)’ discretion, be corrected via publication of an Erratum that is indexed and linked to the original article.

Retractions: On rare occasions, when the scientific information in an article is substantially undermined, it may be necessary for published articles to be retracted. Guilan University of Medical Sciences will follow the COPE guidelines in such cases. Retraction articles are indexed and linked to the original article.



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