Article Withdrawal

Submitted manuscripts may be withdrawn by the author at any time before its publication in its final form or during the peer-review process. However, the author must submit a withdrawal request stating the reason for the withdrawal.

Article Retraction 

There may be instances when the submitted manuscript in the journal may be retracted or corrected. Retractions are issued if there is a clear violation of ethical publication standards which may include but not limited to plagiarism, multiple submission and erroneous data. 

The Retraction Policy of the Journal of Health and Caring Sciences is based, in large part on the guidelines and standards developed by the Committee on Publication Ethics.

Article Correction

In cases where a major or significant error in the manuscript has been found, an errata or corrigenda or addenda will be published with the consent of the author. However, if the error does not significantly affect the content of the article, the correction will be ignored. Further, to avoid the existence of errors in the published manuscript, it will be replaced by the PDF version as soon as the manuscript is corrected.

Erratum or Publisher Correction

It refers to corrections pertaining to major typographical errors or mistakes in figures and overlooked proof corrections or errors in details regarding the identity of the author.

Corrigendum or Author Correction

It refers to corrections of factual errors made by the author(s) that may invalidate the main contents of the paper. 


It refers to the addition of very important content that has been omitted by mistake during the editorial process. The content of the Addenda will also be peer-reviewed before publication and a request for Addenda is entertained only in cases of utmost importance.