Manuscript Withdrawal Policy

Authors of manuscripts are at liberty to request a withdrawal or retraction of their manuscripts from the journal’s system at any stage of the processing of their manuscript even after final publication. For this to be effective the manuscript withdrawal form should be completed, signed by all authors or the corresponding author, and sent to the journal only by the corresponding author. Article Processing Charges where paid are non-refundable. Authors should be aware that once published online, a manuscript becomes a part of the permanent archive or repository and may pose some difficulties withdrawing from all indexing sites. All efforts will be made to achieve this so long as the retraction process meets the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) retraction guidelines -

Click here to download the Manuscript Withdrawal Form.