The Revista Ciencia Digital publishes corrections or retractions following the recommendations of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) ( 2019 version.

Retraction is a mechanism for correcting literature and alerting readers to articles that have content or data so erroneous or so serious that their findings and conclusions cannot be trusted. Unreliable content or data may be the result of honest error, naïve errors, or research misconduct.

Retractions may be used to alert readers to instances of redundant publication, plagiarism, peer-review manipulation, unauthorized reuse of material or data, copyright infringement or other legal issue (e.g., defamation, privacy, illegality), unethical research, and/or failure to disclose a significant competitive interest that would have unduly influenced interpretations or recommendations.

The editorial board will consider withdrawing from a publication if:

  • There is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable.
  • It constitutes plagiarism.
  • Findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper attribution to previous sources or disclosure to the editor, permission to republish, or justification (i.e., instances of redundant publication).
  • Contains material or data without authorization for use.
  • Copyright has been infringed or there is some other serious legal issue (e.g., defamation, privacy).
  • Report unethical research.
  • It has been published solely on the basis of a compromised or manipulated peer review process.
  • The authors did not disclose a significant competing interest or conflict of interest that would have unduly affected interpretations of the work.

The journal will withdraw publications as soon as practicable after the editor is satisfied that the publication is seriously defective, misleading, or falls into any of the categories described above.

If only a small part of an article reports faulty data or content, it is best to correct it by correcting it in the print magazine and the electronic version.