CrossMark Policy

CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative from the CrossRef organization to provide a standard way for readers to locate the final version of a document.

HERBERT PUBLICATIONS is dedicated to scientific accuracy and integrity and as a result has implemented CrossMark on its publications. A CrossMark logo will appear on a PDF file or HTML page indicating that the publisher is maintaining the published document through corrections, updates and retractions. Clicking the CrossMark logo reveals update information about the document and tells readers whether they are accessing the most recent and reliable version or not.

Correction and Retraction policies:

A notice of correction will be issued by Herbert Publications to document and correct considerable errors that appear in online articles when these errors significantly affect the content or understanding of the work reported (e.g., error in data presentation or analysis) or when the error affects the publication's metadata (e.g., misspelling of an author's name). In these cases, HOAJ will publish a correction that will be linked to the original article.

In rare cases, we may choose to correct the article and re-post it online. If the course is taken, a correction notice will also be created to document the changes to the original article.

Authors who wish to alert HOAJ to a situation where a correction may be warranted are requested to contact us with the relevant details (journal, full citation of the article, and description of the error) at:

Authors can post comments to their articles to note typographical errors, and other problems that do not significantly affect the scientific work.

Articles that are plagiarized or in any form compromise publication ethics will be retracted from the Journal. The Journal publishes retraction while leaving the original uncorrected article. Articles from same author(s) may also be retracted and author(s) may be banned from submitting any content to the Journal. The Journal has the right to take further legal action against the author(s).

The Journal publishes errata/corrigenda for articles with minor infractions while leaving the original uncorrected article.

The following guidelines are useful for those who do not yet have their own policies:

Guidelines for Authors:

If you wish to know more information about the types of articles and information to authors, please visit the link: