Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (JAIMS) will consider retracting a publication if:
- They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of major error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error), or as a result of fabrication (e.g., of data) or falsification (e.g., image manipulation)
- It constitutes plagiarism.
- The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication)
- It contains material or data without authorisation for use
- Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue (e.g., libel, privacy)
- It reports unethical research
- It has been published solely on the basis of a compromised or manipulated peer review process
- The author(s) failed to disclose a major competing interest (aka, conflict of interest) that, in the view of the editor, would have unduly affected interpretations of the work or recommendations by editors and peer reviewers.
Publications will be retracted/withdrawn as soon as possible after the editor is convinced that the publication is seriously flawed, misleading, or falls into any of the categories described above.
Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE). (2021). Retraction Guidelines. https://publicationethics.org/retraction-guidelines