CrossMark Policy



Crossmark Policy

Archives of Razi Institute(ARI) is a member of Crossref, which provides the Crossmark scheme. So all articles published through ARI are permanent. We assign DOIs to all published articles to make them forever accessible on our journal portal. If an author aims to modify or revise the paper, s/he might return us the revised version of the article. But, the authors should be cautious that all the former versions will be accessible with the current version as a reference for readers. CrossMark is a service from CrossRef that provides an advanced system to present the current version of a research report. This system, ARI, ensures its readers present the latest version of the academic papers and commitment to present any modifications made to that research article. A reader can be informed about the current status of an article and, moreover, might check for supplementary information about that article by looking at the Crossmark logo on the article's first page.

Correction of article

Errors is inevitable in any academic research, from the author's side to peer reviewers or even in the editorial and publishing processes. Those likely faults should have a place to be corrected, and articles might need to be revised with the latest modifications. So, the authors can submit their revised versions, or editors can also ask for changes when they find errors in the published research report. But, due to the awareness of the readers and the need to keep the history of that particular publication, these changes and the old versions should be accessible, and this is done by Crossmark, of which ARI is a member.

Article Retraction

Violations of professional ethical codes, such as multiple submissions, false claims of authorship, all types of plagiarism, fabricated data usage, or any other ethical issue in an article, might lead to retraction. Occasionally, a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication. The original article is retained unmodified, but a watermark will be included on all pages of the article PDF, indicating that it is "retracted". Although the retraction will be informed to the correspondent author by email with clear information and the reasons that the editors have decided to retract the article, if the explanations of the article correspondent are not satisfying or the corresponding author accepts, the article will be retracted.

Withdrawal of Articles

The maintenance of the integrity and entirety of the research is a value in ARI. Subsequently, the authority of the published studies is of great importance. Hence, as soon as the articles are published, their content should be kept safe, present, exact, and unchanged to the extent that is possible. In an extremely limited number of cases, it may be necessary to remove a published article from our online platform. This will only happen if an article is clearly defamatory or infringes on others’ legal rights, or where the article is, or we have good reason to expect that it will be, the subject of a court order, or where the article, if acted upon, may pose a serious health risk. In such circumstances, while the metadata (i.e., title and author information) of the article will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating that the article has been removed for legal or other unavoidable reasons. Withdrawn means that the article content (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with an HTML page and PDF simply stating that the article has been withdrawn according to the journal’s policy.

Article replacement (self-retraction)

Authors of a paper might sometimes, after publication, wish to retract the flawed original paper and change or modify it with a better or corrected version. Subsequently, the above procedures for retraction will be followed differently, as the article retraction notification will be electronically linked to the corrected, revised, or re-published article, along with a history of the document.

Allegation of Misconduct and Conflict of Interest Policy

If there is any allegation of misconduct or conflict of interest regardless of its nature like relationship personal or professional, economical or non-economical among authors, reviewers, editors, journals and publishers:


If you have any complaint about the journal or a publication, please send mail to the editor and explain the case in written format with references if needed. Appeal letters would be send to this mail address:

Concern or Issue can be informed immediately via email to the publisher/editor at

Concerns come from authors or any reader will be considered seriously and required action will be performed against the complaint (if any).

Our editorial team will review the concerns and an unbiased decision or action will be taken based on the decision that the ream have made after consultation and full consideration.

Serious action will be taken like withdrawal or removal of the paper from publication (if published) and the authors will be informed about it and based on the extent of misconduct they even might be banned from further publication in the journal.

Unless there is any serious issue of research misconduct, any kind of major plagiarism, or conflict of interest, the published article will not be removed from the journal website.