Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) is known with the symbol "Excellent with Morality where it takes its responsibility to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record of our content for all end users very seriously. Changes to articles after they have been published online may only be made under the circumstances outlined below. UNAIR places great importance on the authority of articles after they have been published and our policy is based on best practice in the academic publishing community. 

A retraction is a means to notify the community of unsound results or misconduct, following an investigation of the issue in question by JIPK and the editors of the journal. The purpose of retractions is to correct the literature and ensure its integrity rather than to punish individuals.

Retraction may be considered:

  • If there is 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).
  • If cases of evidence of multiple submission, duplicate publication, and unethical research. 
  • If the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross referencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication).
  • If the research constitutes plagiarism.
  • Where there is evidence of fraudulent authorship, fraudulent use of data or the like.
  • If there is evidence of unethical research.

The COPE retraction guidelines can be found on the COPE website.

Where the decision has been taken to retract an article JIPK will:

  • Add a “retracted” watermark to the published Version of Record of the article.
  • Issue a separate retraction statement, titled ‘Retraction: [article title]’, that will be linked to the retracted article on JIPK Online.
  • Paginate and make available the retraction statement in the online issue of the journal.