The papers published in the Journal of Agri-food Science and Technology (JAFOST) will be considered to retract in the publication 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
- it reports unethical research
The retraction mechanism follows the Retraction Guidelines of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction%20guidelines.pdf.