General principle of scholarly communication that the editor of JEBS is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted to the journal shall be published according to the journal’s aims & scopes. In making this decision the editor is guided by policies of the journal’s editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. An outcome of this principle is the importance of the scholarly archive as a permanent, historic record of the transactions of scholarship. Articles that have been published shall remain extant, exact and unaltered as far as is possible.
However, very occasionally circumstances may arise where an article is published that must later be retracted or even removed. Such actions must not be undertaken lightly and can only occur under exceptional circumstances. In all cases, our official archives at the National Library of Georgia will retain all article versions, including retracted or otherwise removed articles.
This policy has been designed to address these concerns and to take into account current best practice in the scholarly and library communities.
The process to withdraw a published paper(s) from the journal database is against the copyright of the journal that author signed before the publication of paper in the journal database. Journal adopted following protocols for withdrawing paper(s):
- An article can be withdrawn by the author maximum within one week after receiving the confirmation that article is ready for being published. JEBS reserves the right to ask editing/reviewing fee (100 USD) if the article is withdrawn after the review process completed. In the case of withdraw of the paper, reviewing/editing fee will not be refunded.
- Paper is withdrawn from the journal before publication will be removed from journal database, and withdrawn paper will not be considered further for republication in the journal.
- Paper cannot be withdrawn at any condition once it is published, unless Fundamental errors in published works. (When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper. For any dispute or related violence, it will be discussed and considered only in front of “Judiciary of Georgia”.
- Corresponding author can submit Withdrawal Form to withdraw paper from journal database before publication process starts.
- Article can be withdrawn in press which represent early versions of articles and sometimes contain errors, or may have been accidentally submitted twice.
- The articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data etc.
- Articles in press that have been accepted for publication but have not been formally published and that include errors, or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s), or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors; such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like will be withdrawn from the journal according to the journal policy.
In cases where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk, the authors of the article may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected/improved 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. In the electronic version, a link is made to the original article.
Advanced stage in the editorial process, when peer reviews were near completion was unacceptable unless there are compelling reasons.
If the author withdraws a manuscript after editing and reviewing, JEBS reserves the right to ask editing/reviewing fee (100 USD) if the article is withdrawn after the review process completed. The article publication charges, if paid by the authors, will not be refunded.
If the authors do not reply to communication from the editorial office, even after multiple reminders, at any stage of the publication process; JEBS holds all rights to disclose the conduct of the authors and content of the manuscript without further approval from the authors, and cannot be held responsible for the consequences arising from it.
Withdrawal of a manuscript will be permitted only for the most compelling and unavoidable reasons. For withdrawal of a manuscript authors need to submit a Withdrawal Form, signed by all authors mentioning the reason for withdrawal to the Editorial Office.
The form is available from the editorial office of the journal. Authors must not assume that their manuscript has been withdrawn until they have received appropriate notification to this effect from the editorial office.
In a case where a manuscript has taken more than six months time for review process, that allows the author to withdraw manuscript without paying any charges.
Manuscript withdrawal charges
The author is allowed to withdraw the manuscript without paying any withdrawal penalty, if the author(s) requests a withdrawal of manuscript, within 1 week of submission.
If the author(s) requests a withdrawal of manuscript, after the peer review process or in the publishing stage or published online; then author(s) needs to make a withdrawal penalty.
formal letter of Manuscript Withdrawal is provided by the Journal of Education in Black Sea Region (JEBS) Editorial Office to the corresponding author(s). Withdrawal of manuscripts is only allowed after withdrawal penalty has been fully paid if the article is not published in printed and online version. As per the policy, we declare that the withdrawal charges are applicable in case of withdrawal.
If the author wish to withdraw paper from the provided by the Journal of Education in Black Sea Region (JEBS), author(s) needs to submit an Withdrawal Form signed by all authors (or) the corresponding author of the manuscript stating the reasons for withdrawal.