Article Correction and Retraction Policy


The article which is published in our journal and is considered as the final and complete version. Once we confirm the final acceptance of the manuscript, further corrections will not be entertained under any circumstances.

In some circumstances, we will only be able to correct typographical errors like author names, affiliations, articles titles. In that case, the author may send an email to if you need any changes to be affected. In case of any significant error like an error in scientific data, where your reputation and Journal’s goodwill might get affected, an erratum/correction notice would be published or added to explain the difference between the new and old versions. This will be done after careful consideration by the editor and the editor’s decision will be final and binding.

We do not carry out corrections like spelling mistakes or grammatical errors that do not affect the contribution materially or significantly impair the reader’s understanding.


A Retraction notice will be issued where a major error (eg. in the analysis or methods) invalidates the conclusions in the article, or where research misconduct or publication misconduct has taken place (eg. research without required ethical approvals, fabricated data, manipulated images, plagiarism, duplicate publication etc). The decision to issue a retraction for an article will be made along with the COPE guidelines, and will involve an investigation by Beyond Briefs Editorial Board Staff. Authors and institutions may request a retraction of their articles if their reasons meet the criteria for retraction.

The COPE retraction guidelines can be found on the COPE website.

Retraction will be considered:

• If there is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (eg. data fabrication or image manipulation) or honest error (eg. miscalculation or experimental error).

• If the findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper cross referencing, permission or justification (eg. cases of redundant publication or duplicate publication).

• If the research constitutes plagiarism.

• Where there is evidence of fraudulent authorship.

• If there is evidence of unethical research.

Where the decision has been taken to retract an article, Beyond Brief Law Review will:

• Add a ‘retracted’ watermark to the published version of Record of the article.

• Issue a separate retraction statement, titled ‘Retraction: [article title]’, that will be linked to the retracted article on Beyond Briefs Portal.


An article removal will be issued in rare circumstances where the problems are very serious in nature and cannot be addressed by a Retraction or Correction notice. Beyond Briefs Law Review will consider removal of a published article from Beyond Briefs Law Review in very limited circumstances such as:

• If the article contains content that could pose a serious risk if followed or acted upon. 

• If the article contains content which violates the right to privacy.

• If the article is defamatory or infringes other legal rights.

• If an article is subject to a court order.

In case of an article being removed from Beyond Briefs Law Review, a removal notice will be issued in its place.