Withdrawal Policy

Authors can withdraw their articles only before they are accepted, except in cases where the article contains errors or was submitted accidentally.

In rare instances, articles may violate professional ethical codes, such as submitting multiple versions of the same work, misrepresenting authorship, or engaging in plagiarism or data falsification. If an article is deemed to be a duplicate of another published work or violates the journal's publishing ethics guidelines, it may be withdrawn.


Withdrawal Process and Stages

Pre-Review: Authors can withdraw their articles at this stage without penalty, provided they have a valid reason.

Peer-Review: Authors cannot withdraw their articles at this stage unless exceptional circumstances apply (e.g., ethical violations).

After Acceptance: Authors can only withdraw their articles if they contain significant errors or were submitted accidentally. If the author does not comply with this rule, they must pay the full Article Processing Charge (APC) for the journal.

Post-Publication: Once an article is published, it cannot be withdrawn. Instead, significant issues must be addressed through retraction or correction to maintain the scientific record's integrity.

Initiating Withdrawal: To initiate the withdrawal process, authors must submit a written request to the editorial office, explaining the reason for withdrawal and signed by the corresponding author and all co-authors.