Corrections, Retractions and Expressions of Concern
In an effort to better serve our researchers, librarians, and others in the academic community, Worldwide Medicine believes clarity in the publishing record is a critical component of information distribution. Recognizing a published article as a finalized “Version of Record” establishes the expectation that it can be relied upon as accurate, complete, and citable. Worldwide Medicine defines this Version of Record as the initial article publication for open access journals.
It is presumed that manuscripts report on work based on honest observations. However occasionally information becomes available with may contradict this. In such situations Worldwide Medicine apply Committee on Publication Ethics Guidelines on corrections, retractions and expressions of concern.