It is not in the jurisdiction of an author to withdraw a submitted manuscript. This is because referees, editors, and publishers have spent a lot of time editing and processing the submitted manuscript leaving the sudden retraction a waste of valuable resources. Before an author submits a manuscript, through our OJS, the author is required to provide the following checklist:
- If the author requests the removal or withdrawal of his/her manuscript when it is still in the peer-reviewing process, the author would be banned to submit their manuscript to Journal of Railway Transport and Technology one year after the withdrawal date.
- If the author wants to withdraw the article after being accepted for publication, the authors would be banned to submit their manuscript to the Journal of Railway Transport and Technology two years after the withdrawal date.
- If the article has been published as “Article in Press” – articles that have been accepted for publication although not formally coming without the complete package – that has errors, or has violated the Journal publishing ethics guideline as viewed by editors, or has been discovered to be a duplicate to another published article, or maybe it has been Withdrawn from the Journal of Railway Transport and Technology website. The authors would be banned to submit their manuscript to the Journal of Railway Transport and Technology three years after the withdrawal date. The term "Withdrawn" means that the article's content has been replaced with a PDF of HTML page stating that the article has been withdrawn.
- If the author refuses to pay the penalty at any point, the author, alongside any affiliation linked to him/her, would be blacklisted for publication for three years.
- If there is a request to withdraw a manuscript by the author, an official letter signed by the corresponding agency leader and the author must be sent to the Principal Editor.