Correction, Retraction & Editorial Expressions of Concern

Disagreements and complaints about the issue related to the manuscript submitted in the Pakistan Heart Journal must be addressed to the concerned editors. Pakistan Heart Journal follows the below-mentioned policies for corrections in the online version of the manuscript. The authors must keep in mind that the publishable amendments that affect the publication record and accuracy of the published article will be considered only if valid evidence is provided. The correction must be notified briefly explaining the errors via email at (also see ICMJE guidelines).  

Categories of Amendments

Publisher Correction: Complaints regarding the errors made by the journal that affects the manuscript integrity and the author's reputation will be considered by the editorial team. 

Author Correction: Authors are recommended to report all sorts of errors post-publication. Avoid sending corrections for typographical errors or other minor issues that do not impact the scientific accuracy of the article. We are always interested in publishing corrections regarding the main scientific contents, methodologies, results, and conclusion that has an impact on the integrity of the scientific findings published in the paper. These corrections will not directly be re-published as a new article. Rather, a separate notice for amendment will be linked to the already published article’s webpage.

Retraction: In case of invalid results of a previously published article. The retraction statement indicating to the readers the invalidity of the article is linked to the published paper. It must be noted that the original article remains available to the readers and is marked as retracted on the website.   

Editor's Statement: A statement given by the editor notifying the issues with a respectively published manuscript is also considered. It is displayed with the published manuscript to notify the readers about the complication. 

Post-publication Critiques: Pakistan Heart Journal allows post-publication discussions on the articles previously published through letters to the editor, commentary, or other types of correspondence. The journal has established mechanisms for correcting, revising, or retracting articles after publication, as per the COPE core practices.