AESS offers you the fastest probable publication without compromising on the value of the peer review process of journals. We ensure that our editorial and publishing team work hard in order to maintain the quality standard of the journals. AESS believes in the honesty of its archive and the role publishers play in scholarly discussion. A rigorous control of the quality and integrity of the articles published has meant that scholarly publishing provides a permanent and integral archive of the procedures and achievements of scientific research. In this context, AESS endeavours to stimulate the circulation of scientific research, offering cost-effective solutions to authors, libraries and scientific societies, with specific regard to the ethical, moral and legal concerns involved. The online archive record may not be tampered with or edited without just cause.
In the progress of academic conversation honest errors may be made.
AESS recognizes that it must maintain the Version of Record and allow access for readers. AESS may correct the Version of Record where the error renders the article and its research precisely improper, such as a formula/equation containing an error. Unless otherwise stated, AESS is unable to accept any post-acceptance changes. The affiliation and author name published in the article should be the affiliation and author name at the time the research was conducted.
AESS accepts withdrawal only in the following cases:
An article has been accepted for publication in the journal but that has not been officially published on the website.
An unintended duplicate of another published article.
In the case of multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, or fake use of data, AESS will not publish the article. If the article has already been published on the website, AESS will retract the article and mention the reason for doing so..
The publisher or journal editors should consider retracting an article 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.
- The publisher or 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 either has not been, or would not be, fair and impartial or conclusive.
- An investigation is underway but a judgement will not be available for a 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).
The original article is retained unchanged save for a watermark on the .pdf indicating on each page that it is “retracted.”
Article removal and legal limitations
This will only occur where the article is clearly defamatory, or infringes others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or we have good reason to expect it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk. In these circumstances, while the metadata (Title and Authors) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating that the article has been removed for legal reasons.
In cases where the article, if acted upon, might pose a serious health risk, the authors of the original article may wish to retract the flawed original and replace it with a corrected 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 and a history of the document.?