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CrossMark policy

All the articles published in Geographia Polonica receive DOI and are published permanently (in print and in Digital Repository). All the articles, including those that receive negative reviews are permanently archived.  Authors are entitled to correcting, changing and updating their articles by publishing new modified versions, which are added in the history of article; however the particular versions after publishing cannot be changed and withdrawn, and are permanently available in the digital repository. Geographia Polonica participates in the CrossMark program. and follows the standard way in which readers can identify the current version of an article. By adhering to the CrossMark principles, Geographia Polonica commits to maintaining the published content and alerting readers to any changes, if and when they occur.

Clicking the CrossMark logo will display the current status of the article and redirect to the most recent published version.

In case corrections to published articles are necessary, the following rules will be applied:

1. Article Correction

For the printed version of the journal, errata will be published to indicate errors and their corrections. For the electronic version, identified errors will be corrected, and the new version of the article will be published in the digital repository. Amendments and changes compared to the previous version will be provided in a separate file in the RCIN repository.

2. Retraction

Articles can be retracted for several reasons, including but not limited to:

  • errors reported by the authors themselves (e.g., errors arising from the mixing of samples or the use of scientific tools or equipment that later turned out to be faulty; the use of incorrect statistical data, etc.);
  • improper research conduct (e.g., data fabrication);
  • dishonest use of data;
  • plagiarism;
  • conducting unethical research.

In the case of each retracted article, the reason for retraction and the initiating party will be clearly specified in the retraction notice. The retraction notice will be linked to the retracted article (which will remain on the website), and the article will be explicitly marked as retracted (including the PDF file).

An article is usually retracted either at the request of the authors or by the publisher in response to institutional inquiries.

The content of a retracted article will be removed only if the publisher, copyright owner, or author(s) face legal restrictions, for example, if it violates the rights of others or if the article is subject to a court order. In such cases, bibliographic information about the article will be retained on the website, along with information about the circumstances that led to the content removal.

3. Editorial Note

If there is a potential, yet unresolved issue with an article, it is appropriate to alert readers through an editorial note. Such an editorial note may be added, for example, if the journal receives information that there may have been improper research conduct or publication, or if there is a serious dispute between authors or between authors and third parties. The editorial note will be published and visible on the journal's website until a more permanent solution is found (e.g., publication of a corrected version or retraction of the article).

4. Expression of concerns

In rare cases, the journal may choose to publish the expression of concerns that are related to a problematic article, if there are serious concerns about the article, but conclusive evidence that would unequivocally warrant retraction cannot be obtained (e.g., there is evidence of issues with the article, but the author's institution does not conduct an investigation into the matter).