CORRECTION AND RETRACTION

Correction and Retraction Policy

The Gazette of Medical Sciences recognize the fact that post-publication remarks on published papers can involve challenges, clarifications or, in some cases, replication of the published work.

Complaints, disagreements over interpretation and other matters related to a published paper should be addressed to the editor of the journal concerned. The Readers who have identified an error in the published papers should send an email to the general email address (info@thegms.co) of the journal, clearly stating the publication reference, title, author and section (eg News, Essay) of the article, and briefly explaining the error.

Corrections are published for significant errors in at the discretion of the editors.

The Gazette of Medical Sciences adhere to following policy categories for correction and retraction of a published paper:

  • Erratum or Publisher Correction;
  • Corrigendum or Author Correction;
  • Retraction
  • Addendum;

Erratum or Publisher Correction

This signifies notification of an important error made by the journal that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or of the journal.

Corrigendum or Author Correction

This signifies notification of an important error made by the author(s) that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or the journal.

Retraction

This signifies notification of invalid results that affect the reliability of a previously published article. The original article is marked as retracted but remains available to readers, and the retraction statement notifying readers of the invalidity of the published paper is linked to the original published paper. A retraction request is entertained only when it is received from the corresponding author.

Addendum

This signifies notification of additional information about a paper. Addenda are published when the editors decide that the addendum is crucial to the reader’s understanding of a significant part of the published contribution. Addenda include editorial expression of concern, which is an editorial statement alerting our readership to serious concerns with the published paper. Editorial expression of concern are typically updated with another amendment once further information is available.