1. Correction, Retraction, and post-publication discussion  

The articles published by the EIP journal either in print issues or online constitute the final Version of Record (VoR): the final, definitive, and citable version in the scholarly record (

The VoR includes:

  • The paper was revised and accepted following peer review in its final form, including the abstract, text, references, bibliography, and all accompanying tables, illustrations, and data.
  • Any supplemental materials.

When an article is recognized as a Version of the Record, it is presumed to be accurate, complete, and citable. 

There may, however, be times when the Version of Record needs to be changed after an article has been published. EIP journal's Editorial Office will ensure that any necessary changes are made in accordance with the guidelines of the ZHIBTSHOEL: RUB Research Policies (

Readers will be fully informed of any necessary changes via a post-publication notice which will be permanently linked to the original article. This can take the form of a Correction notice, an Expression of Concern, a Retraction, or, in rare circumstances, a Removal. The purpose of this mechanism of making changes that are permanent and transparent is to ensure the integrity of the scholarly record.

  1. Corrections

Authors should notify us as soon as possible if they find errors in their published article, especially errors that could affect the interpretation of data or reliability of information presented. It is the responsibility of the corresponding author to ensure consensus has been reached between all listed co-authors prior to putting forward any requests for corrections or retractions to an article.

If, after reading the guidance, you believe a correction or retraction is necessary for your article, contact us via our Contact Us page in website

  1. Retractions

A Retraction notice will be issued where a major error (e.g., in the analysis or methods) invalidates the conclusions in the article, or where research misconduct or publication misconduct has taken place (e.g., research without required ethical approvals, fabricated data, manipulated images, plagiarism, duplicate publication, etc)  or due to  malfeasance or misconduct of another author’s work on which the article is based, or because of an unintentional error so severe as to invalidate the main results of the work, drastically altering the conclusions.

The decision to issue a retraction for an article will be made in accordance with ZHIBTSHOEL: RUB Research Policies and will involve an investigation by EIP journal editorial staff in collaboration with the editors. Authors and institutions may request a retraction of their articles if their reasons meet the criteria for retraction.

  1. Expressions of concern

In some cases, an Expression of Concern notice may be considered where concerns of a major nature have been raised (e.g., serious research or publication misconduct), but where the outcome of the investigation is inconclusive or the findings are unreliable or that misconduct may have occurred, but there is limited cooperation from the authors’ institution(s) in investigating the concerns raised.

  1. Article removal

An article removal will be issued in rare circumstances where the problems are very serious in nature and cannot be addressed by a Retraction or Correction notice. EIP journal editor will consider removal of a published article from EIP journals if the article contains content that could pose a serious risk if followed or acted upon; violates the rights to privacy of a study participant; If the article is defamatory or infringes other legal rights; If an article is subject to a court order.

  1. Addenda

An addendum is a notification of the addition of information to an article. Addenda do not contradict the original publication and are not used to fix errors (for which a Correction notice will be published), but if the author needs to update or add some key information then, this can be published as an addendum. Addenda may be peer-reviewed, according to journal policy, and are normally subject to oversight by the editors of the journal. All addenda are electronically linked to the published article to which they relate.

  1. Comment

Comments are short articles that outline an observation of a published article. In cases where a comment on a published article is submitted to the journal editor, it may be subject to peer review. The comment will be shared with the authors of the published article, who are invited to submit a response.

This author response again may be subject to peer review and will be shared with the commentator, who may be invited to submit a rejoinder. The rejoinder may be subject to peer review and shared with the authors of the published article. No further correspondence will be considered for publication. The editor may decide to reject correspondence at any point before the comment, response, and rejoinder are finalized. All published comments, responses, and rejoinders are linked to the published article to which they relate.

  1. Erratum

Notification of an important mistake or error made by the journal that affects the publication record or the academic integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors, or of the journal.  Errata typically concern the amendment of mistakes introduced by the journal in editing or production, including errors of omission such as failure to make factual proof corrections requested by authors within the deadline provided by the journal and within journal policy.

 Errata are generally not published for simple, obvious typographical errors, but are published when an apparently simple error is significant (for example a Greek mu for an ‘m’ in a unit, or a typographical error in an author’s name).

  1. Corrigendum

Notification of an important mistake error made by the author(s) that affects the publication record or the academic integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the authors or the journal. 

The journal follows the detailed guidelines and process of resolution of any problems arising from the above mentioned publications as per ZHIBTSHOEL: RUB Research Policies.