Article Withdrawal Policy

Authors submitting manuscripts to "Glocal Society" are expected to adhere to a set of guidelines outlined in the Article Withdrawal Policy. Withdrawal requests should be made formally through an official email to the editorial office, clearly stating the reasons for withdrawal. Withdrawal requests are considered in cases of identified significant errors, ethical concerns, duplicate submissions, or lack of responsiveness from the authors. The editorial team will promptly acknowledge withdrawal requests and assess them to ensure compliance with ethical standards. If the withdrawal is approved, the corresponding author will be notified, and the manuscript will be officially withdrawn from consideration. Withdrawn manuscripts will be marked accordingly, and if withdrawal occurs after acceptance and publication, a notice of withdrawal will be published in the journal. It is important to note that the publication fee will not be refunded for manuscripts that have undergone peer review, and any appeals against withdrawal decisions can be submitted in writing to the editorial office. This policy is in place to maintain the integrity of the journal's content and to uphold ethical standards in scholarly publishing. Authors are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with and adhere to this policy when submitting their manuscripts to "Glocal Society."
Only used for Articles in Press which represent early versions of articles and sometimes contain errors, or may have been accidentally submitted twice. Occasionally, but less frequently, the articles may represent infringements of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like. Articles in Press (articles that have been accepted for publication but which have not been formally published and will not yet have the complete volume/issue/page information) that include errors, or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published articles, or are determined to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines in the view of the editors (such as multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data or the like), maybe “Withdrawn” from Glocal Society Journal Archive. Withdrawn means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with an HTML page and PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn according to the Glocal Society Policy on Article in Press Withdrawal with a link to the current policy document.
The "Glocal Society" journal adheres to the guidelines set forth by the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) regarding the retraction of published articles. Retraction is considered a rare and serious measure, only warranted in cases of proven research misconduct, ethical violations, or other grave issues that compromise the integrity of published work.
When concerns about the validity or ethical conduct of a published article are raised, the editorial team will initiate a thorough investigation in accordance with COPE guidelines. If substantial evidence of misconduct or errors is found, the editorial team, in consultation with the editorial board, will make a careful and fair determination regarding the need for retraction.

The process of retraction will adhere to COPE guidelines, ensuring transparency and accountability. A formal retraction notice will be issued, clearly stating the reasons for retraction, any corrections or clarifications to be made, and the identity of the retracted article. This notice will be prominently published in the journal, and the online and PDF versions of the article will be appropriately marked to indicate its retracted status.

Authors will be allowed to respond to allegations before a final decision is made, in line with the principles of fairness and due process. The decision to retract an article will be communicated to relevant stakeholders, including indexing databases, to ensure the correction of the scholarly record.

The "Glocal Society" journal is committed to upholding the highest standards of publication ethics and encourages authors, readers, and reviewers to report any concerns promptly. This policy underscores our dedication to maintaining the integrity and reliability of the scholarly literature we publish. This Article Retraction Policy is subject to periodic review and may be updated to align with evolving standards and guidelines set by COPE or other reputable organizations in the field.

In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove an article from the online database. This will only occur where the article is 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 the article has been removed for legal reasons.