Crossmark Policy for Corrections and Retractions



Articles published in the Journal of Innovation in Health Sciences Education (JIHSE) will remain unaltered unless issues are brought to our attention which significantly affect the major conclusions, interpretation, or application of the published findings or the ethical publishability of the work. JIHSE reserves the right to issue retractions, corrigenda, errata and other article updates when appropriate.

The editors and reviewers of JIHSE strive to identify such errors in the pre-publication process. However, should mistakes be discovered post-publication, an erratum, corrigendum, or addendum notice may be issued. These updates will be published in JIHSE and linked to the original document through the Crossmark system.

Crossmark is a multi-publisher initiative supported by the Crossref organization to provide a simple and standardized way to assist readers in locating the current and authoritative version of a piece of content. By applying the Crossmark logo to its publications, JIHSE shows its commitment to maintaining data necessary to enable this critical process for all the content it publishes, and to alerting readers to changes and updates if, and when, they occur.

Users can click the Crossmark "Check for Updates" button at the head of an article to view the current update status of a document and link to the most recent version or to updates, such as corrections or retractions, when they exist. This linked data may also include additional publication record information, including disambiguating author information, funding sources, or other contextually useful metadata.

Errata, corrigenda, and addenda may be published to add text or to correct information that appears within an earlier published article.

Retractions will be issued for reasons which pose major issues to the findings or publishability of an article. All retractions will be clearly marked and linked to the work using the Crossmark system. Retractions may be issued where the author(s) are found to have engaged in research misconduct, data manipulation, plagiarism, duplicate publication, or unethical research. Retractions may also be issued due to honest mistakes on the part of the researcher(s). JIHSE does not distinguish between articles that are retracted due to honest error and those that are retracted because of scientific misconduct or plagiarism.

All such updates will be separately published, linked to the original publication using the Crossmark system, and clearly indicated on the original publication landing page. In some instances, the original document may be updated but will retain indication of the nature of the correction.

Authors will be notified in writing of and may appeal any editorial corrections or retractions to the editorial board. Appeals may be submitted directly to the editor-in-chief.

Authors and readers are asked to contact the journal at jihse@usa.edu for any necessary corrections.