Retraction, Errata and Withdrawal Policy
Universa Medicina adapts the article retraction guidelines based on the COPE Retraction Guidelines. On Univmed, articles are retracted if:
- They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabrication) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error);
- the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing, permission or justification (i.e. cases of redundant publication);
- it constitutes plagiarism; and
- it reports unethical research
In the article “Performance of osteoporosis self-assessment tool in detecting low bone mineral density in menopausal women,” by Ignatio Rika Haryono, Nawanto Agung Prastowo, which appeared on pages 123-130 of the May-August 2017 issue, in the Abstract Methods, line 8-10, it was written: “.....performance of OST was evaluated by measuring sensitivity, specificity, positive & negative predictive value (PPV, NPV), positive & negative likelihood ratio (PLR, NLR)...... Instead, this should be written: “.....performance of OST was evaluated by measuring sensitivity, specificity, positive & negative likelihood ratio (PLR, NLR)....... To mitigate this error, the authors have provided a corrected version of the Abstract in this issue.
A cross-sectional study involving 60 menopausal women aged 50-65 years. The OST score was calculated from: [weight (kg) – age (yr)] x 0.2. Subjects were classified by OST score into low risk (OST ≥2) and high risk (OST< 2) groups. BMD was determined by DXA at three bone locations (L1-L4, femoral neck, and total hip). DXA T-scores were categorized into normal BMD (T-score >-1) and low BMD (T-score ≤-1). An Independent t-test was used to compare subject characteristics between OST groups. Diagnostic performance of OST was evaluated by measuring sensitivity, specificity, positive & negative likelihood ratio (PLR, NLR) and receiver-operating characteristic (ROC). Significance was set at p<0.05.
Universa Medicina is committed to providing high-quality articles and upholding the publication ethics to advance the intellectual agenda of science. Therefore, we expect our authors to comply with best practices in publication ethics and the quality of their articles.
Withdrawal of a manuscript will be permitted only for the most compelling and unavoidable reasons. For withdrawal of a manuscript, authors need to submit an "Article withdrawal Form", signed by all authors mentioning the reason for withdrawal to the Editorial Office. The form is available from the web page of the journal. Authors must not assume that their manuscript has been withdrawn until they receive appropriate notification from the editorial office.
Manuscript withdrawal penalty
After receiving the Article withdrawal Form, Universa Medicina Editorial Board will investigate the reason for withdrawal. If the reason finds to be acceptable, the author is allowed to withdraw the manuscript without paying any withdrawal penalty. If not Universa Medicina will not accept any manuscripts from the same author for one year.
Manuscripts may be withdrawn at any stage of the review and publication process by submitting a request to the editorial office. However, the manuscript withdrawal will be permitted after submission only for the most compelling and unavoidable reasons.
Suppose the author wants to withdraw a manuscript. In that case, the author must submit a completed "Article withdrawal Form" signed by all authors of the manuscript stating the reasons for manuscript withdrawal. The form is available from the web page of the journal.
The manuscript will not be withdrawn from the publication process until the editorial office receives a completed and signed form. Authors must not assume that their manuscript has been withdrawn until they receive appropriate notification from the Universa Medicina editorial office.