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The Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs follows COPE Retraction Guidelines.
Journal editors should consider retracting a publication if:
- they have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g., data fabrication) or honest error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error)
- the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross-referencing, permission or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication)
- it constitutes plagiarism
- it reports unethical research
Journal editors should consider issuing an expression of concern if:
- they receive inconclusive evidence of research or publication misconduct by the authors
- there is evidence that the findings are unreliable, but the authors’ institution will not investigate the case
- they believe that an investigation into alleged misconduct related to the publication has either not been or would not be, fair and impartial or conclusive
- an investigation is underway, but a judgment will not be available for a some considerable time
Journal editors should consider issuing a correction if:
- a small portion of an otherwise reliable publication proves to be misleading (especially because of honest error)
- the author/contributor list is incorrect (i.e., a deserving author has been omitted, or somebody who does not meet authorship criteria has been included)
Retractions are not usually appropriate if:
- a change of authorship is required, but there is no reason to doubt the validity of the findings.
Notices of retraction should:
- be linked to the retracted article wherever possible (i.e., in all electronic versions).
- clearly identify the retracted article (e.g., by including the title and authors in the retraction heading).
- be clearly identified as a retraction (i.e., distinct from other types of correction or comment).
- be published promptly to minimize harmful effects arising from misleading publications.