Corrections and Retractions
In accordance with generally accepted standards of scholarly publishing, Psychological Research (in the Balkans) (PsyRB) does not alter articles after publication:
“Articles that have been published should remain extant, exact and unaltered to the maximum extent possible” (STM, 2006. Preservation of the objective record of science).
In cases of serious errors or (suspected) misconduct Psychological Research (in the Balkans) (PsyRB) publishes corrections and retractions (expressions of concern).
In order to better the readability of the texts, corrections might be made only in the following cases: minor layout changes/fixes; typos or grammatical issues that are in the main body of the manuscript and do not affect the content or meaning of a sentence; broken internal links; minor fixes in references as long as the reference stays mainly the same.
Notice: A corrigendum is usually required when the corrections change the meaning or if the typo is in the title, abstract, or in the author`s name.
In cases of serious errors that affect the article in a material way (but do not fully invalidate its results) or significantly impair the reader’s understanding or evaluation of the article, Psychological Research (in the Balkans) (PsyRB) publishes a correction note linked to the published article. The published article will be left unchanged.
Retractions (Expressions of Concern)
In accordance with the “Retraction Guidelines” by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) Psychological Research (in the Balkans) (PsyRB) will retract a published article if
- there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation),
- the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission, or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication),
- it constitutes plagiarism,
- it reports unethical research.
An article is retracted by publishing a retraction notice that is linked to or replaces the retracted article. Psychological Research (in the Balkans) (PsyRB) will make any effort to clearly identify a retracted article as such.
If an investigation is underway that might result in the retraction of an article, Psychological Research (in the Balkans) (PsyRB) may choose to alert readers by publishing an expression of concern.