Policies regarding post-publication corrections and retractions

The Journal encourages corrections post publication by submitting a letter to the editor at secretary@ihn.kz . Post-publication corrections will be published alongside the original article.

Corrected manuscripts will be published alongside the original manuscript, so reader can always find the most up-to-date version. All versions will be permanently available and linked to the same DOI.

Editor's Notes, Editorial Expressions of Concern, Corrections, Retraction Statements, and Other Post-Publication Updates will all be published in the Chemical Journal of Kazakhstan. 

For main research articles, which have undergone peer review, review-type articles, the following kinds of corrections and post-publication revisions apply. Significant inaccuracies in the Supplementary Information and Extended Data are corrected, just like they were in the original paper. Except for Editor's Notes, all of the categories listed below are both indexed and bi-directionally linked to the original article.

The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) advises publishing an Editor's Note or EEoC as a way to inform the readers while a potentially time-consuming research integrity investigation is under place. Once the investigation is over, the Editor's Notes and EEoCs are often replaced by publishing another change, like a correction or retraction.

 Retraction: An article may be retracted if flaws in the conduct, analysis, and/or reporting of the study seriously impair the integrity of the previously published work. Retraction of a work may also be caused by transgressions of publication or the research ethics. Although the original article has been designated as retracted, the readers may still get a PDF version of it, and the retraction statement is linked in both directions to the original published work.Retraction statements frequently include a comment from the writers, expressing their agreement or disagreement.

The majority of the time when an article is rectified, the original article (PDF) is updated and linked back and forth to the published amendment notice, which describes the mistake, which was made in the first place. For the sake of transparency, the amendment notice will replicate the original data if changes to the original article have an impact on the data in figures, tables, or text (for instance, when data points/error bars change or curves need to be redrawn). The original article will stay intact but will have bi-directional links to and from the published amendment notice, when it is not practicable to fix the article in the PDF form (for instance, the articles published several years before the error is discovered).

The deletion of the published material

Chemical Journal of Kazakhstan reserves the right to take an article down from its website under unusual circumstances. Such action may be taken in the following situations: (i) when Chemical Journal of Kazakhstan has received notification that the content is libelous, violates a third party's intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or other legal rights, or is otherwise unlawful; (ii) when a court or government order has been issued, or is likely to be issued, requiring the removal of such content; and (iii) when the action of effecting the content would pose an immediate and serious risk to health. The removal could be temporary or irreversible. The bibliographic metadata, such as the title and authors, will be kept together with a note describing the removal of the material.

Taking care of post-publication problems

We are dedicated to upholding the accuracy of the scientific record, and we carefully look into any issues, which the authors or readers bring up in direct communication with us.  There is always a chance for the authors to address the issues brought up. During an inquiry, we could ask for the original, unedited data and confer with the specialists. Depending on how significant the problems are, one of the following things could happen:

- The manuscript may be rejected and sent back to the author, if it is still being considered.

- In the event that the item has already been posted online, depending on the type and seriousness of the problems:

A revision or addendum could be published.

When an investigation is complete, an Editor's Note or Editorial Expression of Concern may be published; these are often followed by a second warning that the piece may be withdrawn.

  • If we find potentially major problems, the author's institution might be notified.

We aim at the open communication with the readers, but our main objective is to maintain the accuracy of the published record, rather than to punish specific people. As a result, we won't utilize these statements to assign blame to any specified persons specifically. If institutional investigations' reports are made public, we may direct the readers to them. While we are committed to quickly correcting the record and addressing post-publication errors, investigations often take some time to conclude due to the complexity of the conversations, the requirement to access original data, and the requirement to engage with the experts. As soon as we become aware, we shall inform our readership through the publication of the Editor's Notes and/or Editorial Expressions of Concern.

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