Manuscript Preparation

It is generally a principle of scholarly communication that the journal Editor or proceedings is solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles submitted might be published. Through manufacturing this decision, the Editor is guided by the journal’s editorial board policies and constrained by such legal requirements related to slander, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The result of this principle is the significance of scientifical archives as permanent historic records of scholarship transactions. Articles that have been published should remain extant, exact and unaltered as far as possible. However, occasionally circumstances can arise where an article is published that must later be retracted or even removed. Such actions must not be undertaken lightly and can only occur under extraordinary circumstances. Throughout cases, our archives at Sustainable Civil Building Management and Engineering Journal will hold all versions of articles, including those that were recalled or deleted. 

This policy has been designed to resolve this problem and to consider the best practice in the community of academics and libraries. As long as standards develop and change, we will revisit this problem and receive all of the input from the library and academic community. We believe this problem needs an international standard and will actively lobby for various information to establish an international standard and the best practice which could be adapted by industrial information and publishing. 

Article Retraction

Articles may be retracted due to scientific error in the cases such as multiple submissions, false authorship claims, plagiarism or fraudulent use of data. A signed statement from the author must be submitted before the article can be withdrawn. The consent of all the paper authors is required before a repeal can be published. The notification of retraction will be published and link to the original article clearly marked as cancelled. In addition, the notification will also include withdrawal reasons and who retracted its article. The original article will not be removed from the online version and print journal version, but it will be identified as a retracted article. Retraction will also be listed on the content page.

Article Withdrawal

Article withdrawal is strongly discouraged and only used in exceptional circumstances for an early version of an article which has been accepted for publication but has not been officially published yet but may have already appeared online. The version may contain errors, may have been posted inadvertently twice or may violate journal publishing ethics guidelines (e.g. multiple submission, false claim about authorship, plagiarism, improper use of data, etc). In such situations, especially in case of legal/ethical violation or false/inaccurate data that could pose a risk of harm if it is used, it merely can be decided to withdraw the article's initial version from our electronic platform. Withdrawal stands with the article content (both HTML and PDF versions) is removed and replaced with HTML and PDF pages stating that the article has been withdrawn in accordance with Indonesian Journal Publisher’s withdrawing article policy along with a link to the policy.

Additional note, if the author has his/her own copyright for the article, it doesn’t mean he/she has the right to withdraw it after publication. The integrity of the published scientific records is paramount and this policy on revocation and withdrawal still applies in such cases. 

Article Removal 

In an extremely limited number of cases, the published article may need to be removed from our online platform. It will only happen that if an article is clearly defamatory, or violate another person’s legal rights, or where the article is located, or we have the strong reason to expect, being the subject of a court order, or where the article, if acted upon, may pose a serious health risk. In such circumstances, while the metadata (i.e. title and author information)of the article will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating that the article has been removed for legal reasons.

Article Replacement 

In cases where the article, if followed upon up, could pose a serious health risk, the author of the original paper may wish to recall the original document and replace it with the corrected version. In such circumstances, the above removal procedure will be followed by differences that the article retraction notification will contain revised link and republished it along with the document history.