Intergitas Journal Policy
Basically, journal editors can not independently be deciding which articles shall be published. In making decisions regarding publishing, editors are guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and are limited by applicable legal requirements relating to defamation, copyright infringement, double publishing, and plagiarism. Articles that have been published will remain extant, exact and unaltered as far as is possible. However, under certain circumstances can arise where articles that have been published must then be withdrawn or even deleted. Such actions should not be carried out except in exceptional circumstances.
A retraction of articles that have been published can be initiated by journal editors, authors and/or their institutions. In certain cases, the retraction must be accompanied by an apology for the previous mistakes and/or expressions of gratitude to those who revealed the error to the author. A retraction of published scientific articles must be accompanied by a statement that the original article must not be published and that data and conclusions should not be used as part of the basis for future research.
A retraction is carried out if an article is indicated to have an Infringement of scientific, and ethical codes, such as double submissions, false claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, fake authors or the like. Also, a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication. A retraction of an article by the author or editor under the advice of the editorial board of Integritas: Jurnal Antikorupsi. There are several forms of retraction carried out by Integritas: Jurnal Antikorupsi, i.e.:
- If the infringements of the scientific code of ethics are indicated before the article is published, the editor will return the manuscript to the author accompanied by a retraction letter from the Chief Editor;
- If the infringements of the scientific code of ethics are indicated after the article is published, there are several mechanisms that can occur:
- A retraction note titled “Retraction: [article title]” signed by the authors and/or the editor is published in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list.
- The online article is preceded by a screen containing the retraction note. It is to this screen that the link resolves; the reader can then proceed to the article itself.
- The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the .pdf indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”
- The HTML version of the document is removed.
Article Removal: Legal Limitations
In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove an article from the online database of Integritas: Jurnal Antikorupsi. This will only occur where the article is clearly defamatory, hoaxed, infringes others’ legal rights in a court order, and endangers state security. In these circumstances, while the metadata (Title and Authors) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating the article has been removed for legal reasons.
In cases where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk, the authors of the original article may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected version. In these circumstances, the procedures for retraction will be followed with the difference that the database retraction notice will publish a link to the corrected re-published article and a history of the document.