Article Retraction & Withdrawal

It is generally a principle of scholarly communication that the journal Editor or proceedings is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted might be published. Through manufacturing this decision, the Editor is guided by the journal’s editorial board policies and constrained by such legal requirements related to slander, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The result of this principle is the significance of scientifical archives as permanent historic records of scholarship transactions. Articles that have been published should remain extant, exact and unaltered as far as possible. However, occasionally circumstances can arise where an article is published that must later be retracted or even removed. Such actions must not be undertaken lightly and can only occur under extraordinary circumstances. Throughout cases, our archives at Journal of Community Development will hold all versions of articles, including those that were recalled or deleted.