Manuscript Withdrawal Policy

IJTOS strives to uphold higher ethical standards in publishing, and we want writers (Authors) to do the same by demonstrating greater ethics in their papers. Some authors decides to withdraw their manuscripts after submitting it, during the peer review process, after publication, or a few days after publishing.

Manuscript withdrawal will only be permitted on acceptance of Editor.The author would be required to pay the prescribed fees because the withdrawal of a published work (if requested by the author and approved by the editor) entails official costs for updating records. The authors' decision to withdraw their work after submission may result in significant annoyance and effort and time waste. The following suggestions can be followed by the authors to lessen the likelihood of this hassle.

IJTOS asks authors to

  1. To guarantee that the data and information in the manuscript are accurate and correct.
  2. To settle any disputes peacefully regarding authorship of the published manuscript that may have been brought up by a third party.
  3. To respond to any technical questions that readers may have about the published manuscript in a satisfactory .
  4. To obtain the necessary permission for the use of photos, figures, or any other copy right concerns. Additionally, to obtain the patients'/individuals' written consent (if any).
  5. To confirm that the information in the paper is the authors' authenticated own work and that the affiliating department or institution has issued the appropriate approval in accordance with their policy.
  6. To guarantee that the information, data, and interpretation used by all writers are accurate. Before submitting the manuscript, all differences of opinion among authors should be settled. All authors involved in the work should decide and act in harmony, according to the corresponding author. Only submit the document after thoroughly ensuring that all authors involved in the study are aware of its finalized content. .
  7. All the author must decide with certainty which journal to submit the work to and to ensure if it is submitted exactly to that journal.
  8. Only send/submit the manuscript to one journal at once. (Multiple submission of same article to more than one journal raises unethical issues).
  9. If you have already submitted an article to a journal, kindly wait to submit to another journal until you hear if the first journal has accepted or rejected your article.
  10. Verify that no data or research findings have been misrepresented, misinterpreted, or plagiarized.
  11. Conduct many checks to ensure that the manuscript's content is accurate.
  12. The publishing fee will not be reimbursed if a manuscript is withdrawn after it has been published.

The publication fees, if paid, will not be reimbursed if such a request is submitted after the peer review process and after being approved for publication.

IJPLR holds the right to disclose the actions of the authors and the content of the manuscript without further author consent and is not liable for any consequences that may result if the authors fail to respond to correspondence from the editorial office despite repeated reminders at any stage of the publication process.

Please refer
COPE Guidance. Authorship.

COPE's guidance, as a flowchart, on the addition of an extra author before publication.

COPE's guidance, as a flowchart, on what to do for removal of an author before publication..

COPE's guidance as a flowchart on what to do if you suspect ghost, guest, or gift authorship in a submitted manuscript.