Corrections to published work


Authors are expected to inform the journal's Executive Editor, by email, of any errors in their article once published. Corrections are made at the journal's discretion. The correction procedure depends on the publication stage of the article, but in all circumstances a correction notice is published as soon as possible:

Online publication

The correction will be incorporated in the article and the corrected version will be added as an erratum.

Publication in an issue

If the article has already appeared in an issue, an erratum will be printed in the next available print issue.


Retractions are considered by journal editor in cases of evidence of unreliable data or findings, plagiarism, duplicate publication, and unethical research. An expression of concern notice may be considered if an article is under investigation. All retraction notices explain why the article was retracted. The retraction procedure depends on the publication stage of the article:

Online publication

The PDF will be replaced with a version watermarked with "Retracted" but the original text will remain accessible. A retraction notice will also be published in the next available print issue.

Publication in an issue

A retraction notice will also be published in the next available print issue.

In rare cases, we may have to remove the original content for legal reasons. In such cases we will leave the metadata (title and authors) and replace the text with a note saying the article has been removed for legal reasons. A retraction notice will also be published online and/or in print. 



In exceptional circumstances, BEPLS reserves the right to remove an article, or other content from journal's website. Such action may be taken when (i) BEPLS has been advised that content is defamatory, infringes a third party's intellectual property right, right to privacy, or other legal right, or is otherwise unlawful; (ii) a court or government order has been issued, or is likely to be issued, requiring removal of such content; (iii) content, if acted upon, would pose an immediate and serious risk to health. Removal may be temporary or permanent. Bibliographic metadata (e.g. title and authors) will be retained, and will be accompanied by a statement explaining why the content has been removed.