Withdrawal, Retraction and Correction Policy

Policy Statement

We realize that the authors worked diligently in preparing manuscripts, and we have conducted peer-review processes. However, there is always the possibility that published publications will be retracted or even removed for scientific grounds. It should not be undertaken carelessly and should only occur in exceptional situations. As a result, where necessary, corrections, clarifications, retractions, and apologies will be carried out under stringent criteria in order to preserve trust in the authority of its electronic archives. Our goal and policy are to preserve the integrity and completeness of vital scientific documents for the archives of researchers and librarians.


The author is not permitted to withdraw submitted papers. Doing so wastes important resources that editors and reviewers spend a significant amount of time processing submitted manuscripts and efforts invested by the publisher. To be clear, before submitting the manuscript through our OJS, the author must approve the checklist we give.

Article withdrawal is only applied for Articles in Press (articles accepted for publication but not yet formally published and will not yet have the complete volume, issue, and page information), which are early versions of articles that may include errors or have been submitted twice by mistake. Although seldom, the articles may violate publication ethics, such as duplicate submissions, false claims of authorship, misleading use of data, and plagiarism. Articles in Press that contain errors or are discovered to be accidental duplicates of other published article(s), or are determined by the editors to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines may be withdrawn from Veritas: Jurnal Teologi dan Pelayanan.


Veritas: Jurnal Teologi dan Pelayanan contributes to the scholarly record's integrity. Thus, articles may be retracted if one or more of these issues happen:

1. There is a substantial scientific error that would invalidate the article's conclusions, such as when there is clear proof that findings are inaccurate, either as a consequence of misconduct (e.g., data falsification) or honest error (e.g., misapprehension, lack of data, or information).

2. The research had already been published elsewhere without sufficient citation, authorization, or justification (i.e., cases of redundant publication).

3. Plagiarism (appropriation of another person's ideas, methods, findings, or words without providing due credit, especially those gained through confidential study of others' manuscripts) or inappropriate authorship occurred.

Veritas: Jurnal Teologi dan Pelayanan follows the retraction procedure outlined below to guarantee that retractions are handled in compliance with publishing best practices and COPE Retraction Guidelines.

  • The journal editor is notified of an article that may require retraction.
  • The journal editor should follow the step-by-step instructions outlined in the COPE guidelines (including evaluating the response from the author of the article in question).
  • Before taking any action, the editor's findings should be reported to the Editorial Advisory Board members.
  • The author and, if required, any other relevant organizations, such as the author's institution, are then notified of the final decision to retract.
  • The retraction statement is then uploaded online and published in the journal's next accessible issue.

It is important to note that just because authors retain the copyright for an article does not mean they automatically have the right to retract or withdraw it after publication. The integrity of the published scientific record is critical, and COPE Retraction Guidelines continue to apply in such instances.


Veritas: Jurnal Teologi dan Pelayanan should think about releasing a correction if one or more of these issues occur:

1. A minor portion of an otherwise reputable publication presents inaccurate data or proves to be misleading, especially if this is the result of honest error.

2. The list of authors or contributors is wrong (e.g., the deserving authors have been omitted or someone who does not meet authorship criteria has been included).

Corrections to peer-reviewed content are classified into three types:

  • Publisher correction (erratum): to alert readers of a significant error committed by publishing/journal personnel (typically a production error) that has a detrimental influence on the publication record or the scientific integrity of the article or the reputation of the authors or the journal.
  • Author correction (corrigendum): to inform readers of a critical error committed by the authors that have a detrimental influence on the publishing record, the scientific integrity of the article, or the authors' or the journal's reputation.
  • Supplement (addendum): an addition to the article by its authors to clarify discrepancies, extend the existing work, or explain or update the material in the main work.

The decision to correct is made by the editors, sometimes with the assistance of Reviewers or Editorial Advisory Board members. Handling editors will contact the authors of the work in question with a request for clarification. However, the editors will make the final judgment on whether a correction is necessary and, if so, what type.