Withdrawal Policies

MedCrave Open Access Journals believes in protecting and retaining the articles with highest quality and expect authors to follow and abide with the publication ethics from the period of submission to final publication.

The authors associating with MedCrave should be aware with below policies:

Article withdrawal

Article withdrawal can be done only in pre publication step. Withdrawn is likely to happen either by the author or Publisher. Author withdrawal is accepted only under compelling or unavoidable conditions existed from their institution or any arise of conflicts from co-authors. In this case editorial office accepts a formal signed letter from all the authors explaining the reason for withdrawal. Publisher has right to withdraw, if an article is imposed to violate the ethical codes specially by multiple submissions, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data without consent of original author, bogus claims of authorship.

Article retraction

Retraction of the article involves in a post publication step, withdrawn is considered if there are any legal disputes or any copyright infringements involving a particular manuscript. The original article will be removed from online but the PDF or HTML link will be displayed with a note as retracted. Withdrawal after publication ruins massive efforts made in processing the manuscripts by our editorial staff, so the payment made for publication shall not be refund for the withdrawn manuscript at this stage.

Article removal

Involves removal of article from online database when subjected to legal limitations with publisher, copyright holder or author. Mainly recognition of inaccurate data representation, violating legal rights, scientific data tampering, health risks are posed if the article remains published.

Article replacement

Authors if believe the article is flawed and may pose a health risk may retract the original one and replace it with a new version. In this case, the article retraction process will be followed and the retraction note will contain the new link of the new article.

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