Official Journal of the College of Nursing, University of Mosul

Article Removal (legal limitations):

In very rare cases, there may be a need to remove an article from the online database due to specific legal limitations. Such situations may arise if the article contains defamatory content, infringes upon the legal rights of others, is the subject of a court order, or has the potential to pose a significant health risk if acted upon. In such instances, although the metadata such as the title and authors will be retained, the full text of the article will be replaced or removed accordingly. This ensures compliance with legal requirements while maintaining the integrity of the database.

Article Withdrawal:

The withdrawal of articles is applicable only to Articles in Press, which are early versions of articles that may contain errors or have been accidentally submitted more than once. In rare cases, these articles may also violate professional ethical codes, such as multiple submission, false authorship claims, plagiarism, or fraudulent use of data. If errors are identified in Articles in Press or if they are found to be duplicate publications or in violation of our journal's ethical guidelines, the articles may be "Withdrawn" from the Journal.

When an article is withdrawn, its content in both HTML and PDF formats is removed. Instead, a page is displayed stating that the article has been withdrawn in accordance with the Mosul Journal of Nursing's Policy on Article in Press Withdrawal. This page includes a link to the current policy document for reference.

Article Retraction: 

The (MJN) acknowledges that there are instances when articles need to be retracted due to violations of professional ethical codes, including multiple submission, false claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or similar offenses. Retraction may also be necessary to rectify errors that occurred during the submission or publication process. The decision to retract an article can be made by its authors or the editor, based on guidance from members of the scholarly community, as this has been a longstanding practice in academic circles. MJN is committed to adopting established standards and procedures for handling article retractions, ensuring transparency and adherence to ethical guidelines.