Guidelines for Withdrawing a Manuscript

The duties and responsibilities of the author (s) and editorial board during the withdrawal of an article is given below in accordance with the publication policies of the Journal of Physical Chemistry and Functional Materials.

-Publishers and editors have the authority to identify and reject manuscripts that contain research misconduct.  The editors may not advocate or knowingly support such abuse in any way. Such wrongdoings are not tolerated.  In the case that the publisher or editors of the magazine are accused of misbehavior, the publisher or editor must respond appropriately. Corrections, explanations, retractions, and apologies are always welcome by publishers and editors.

• Article withdrawal

Only used for Articles in Press, which are early copies of articles that may contain errors or have been submitted twice by accident. The publications may occasionally, although infrequently, reflect violations of professional ethical rules, such as duplicate submissions, false claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent data use, and so on.
Articles in the press that contain errors, are revealed to be inadvertent duplicates of other published article(s), or are determined by the editors to breach our journal publishing ethics criteria may be "Withdrawn" from publication. When an article is withdrawn, the original material (HTML and PDF) is removed and replaced with an HTML page and PDF that merely states that the article has been discontinued.

• Article retraction

Retractions are possible for articles that have been properly published on the website.  A notice titled "Retraction: [article title]" signed by the authors will be published on the website as part of the next issue in place of the article. The article will still be available through the original link, but it will be preceded by a watermark and a note.
The HTML version of the site will be decommissioned. Multiple submissions, false claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, and other violations of professional ethical rules. A retraction may be used to correct errors in submission or publishing on rare occasions.

• Article removal

It may be essential to remove an article from the online database in a very small number of circumstances. This will only happen if the article is plainly libelous or infringes on others' legal rights, if the piece is the subject of a court order, or if the article if acted upon, poses a substantial health risk. While the metadata (Title and Authors) will be preserved in certain cases, the text will be replaced with a screen informing that the article has been removed for legal reasons.

• Article replacement

The writers of the original article may choose to retract the erroneous original and replace it with a rectified version in circumstances when the article if followed, could pose a major health risk. In these cases, the retraction procedures will be followed, with the exception that the database retraction notice will include a link to the corrected re-published article as well as a documented history.