Editorial & Publishing Policies

Corrections & Retraction

Corrections & Retraction

The publicized records would go for amendments to get the required corrections and erratum done when the published work is found to seriously effect Inquest’s records and reputation and it is brought it to editors’ notice. When readers found such need for amendments, they should first get in touch with the main author of the original paper and write Inquest attaching the necessary corrections and copies of communication with the author(s). The same will be peer-reviewed by the Editor-In-Chief, Associate Editor as well as the reviewer, preferably the one who has reviewed the original manuscript. The amendments will be published in the below article category only after the final decision is received from the Editor-In-Chief and Associate Editor.

  • Erratum: It is an amendment of errors that occurred during the editing and production of the publication which affects the scientific and/or medical accuracy of the produced research and reputation of the contributors and Inquest.
  • Corrigendum: It is usually an important modification suggested by the author or the prime contributor listed in the submission, which affects scientific and/or medical accuracy of produced research and reputation of the contributors and Inquest. Corrigenda is only considered when it is formally requested by the author(s), signed and gone through the editors and a possible peer review. It is subjected to the approvals of Inquest editor-in-chief.
  • Addendum: It is an interpretation of the original publication which affects scientific and/or medical accuracy of produced research and reputation of the contributors and Inquest. Addenda is supposed to contradict the original publication, but if the author(s) inadvertently failed to include some significant information at the time to initial submission, this material shall be considered get published as an addendum after a standard peer review.
  • Retraction: A published paper or article will be withdrawn in case of recognizing invalid results or conclusions. In this scenario, all the authors and contributors of a paper need to sign the Retraction request, specifying the error and explaining how it affects the stated conclusions of the submission. The permanent Editor-in-chief of Inquest shall consult the associate editor and involve additional external reviewers to suggest an amendment that appears most appropriate if and when the authors are not in unanimous agreement about the retraction.