Withdrawing an article from publication (retraction) is a mechanism for correcting published information and notifying readers that the publication contains flaws or errors.

The basis for retraction of an article may be:

– detection of incorrect borrowings (plagiarism) in the publication;

– duplication of the article in several journals;

– detection of falsifications or fabrications in the article (for example, falsification of experimental data);

– detection of serious errors in the article (for example, incorrect interpretation of results), which calls into question its scientific value;

– hidden conflict of interest (or other violations of publishing ethics);

– republishing the article without the consent of the author/co-authors, etc.

If the author team considers it necessary to withdraw the article, they turn to the editors with a reasoned appeal. If the editorial board agree to the retraction, then they independently deal with the retraction of the text.

If the editorial board made a decision to withdraw the article based on its expertise or information received by the editorial board, it informs the author team of the article about this decision. The author(s) are notified of the reasons for the withdrawal of the article.

After the decision on withdrawal is made, the article remains on the website of the collection in the corresponding issue, but the electronic version of the text is marked with the inscription RETRACTED and the date of withdrawal. The same note is placed in the content of the corresponding release.