Retraction Policy


General Policy for Withdrawal of Articles

It is a general principle of scientific communication that journal editors are solely and independently responsible for deciding which articles to submit to the journal for publication. In making these decisions, editors are guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by applicable legal requirements regarding defamation, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The result of this principle is the importance of scientific archives as permanent historical records of scholarship transactions. Articles that have been published will remain, correct, and unchanged as far as possible. However, very occasionally circumstances can arise where articles are published which must then be recalled or even deleted. Such actions should not be taken lightly and can only occur under extraordinary circumstances. In addition, the author (and/or his institution) will be penalized for any kind of article withdrawal in the form of a prohibition on submitting articles (temporary to permanent ban)

This policy has been designed to address this problem and to take into account current best practices in the scientific community and libraries. As standards develop and change, we will review these issues and receive input from the scientific community and libraries. We believe this issue requires international standards. All Article Withdrawal Policies in CDJ Journals (including Withdrawal of Manuscripts, Articles in the Press, Revocation of Articles, Removal of Articles, and Change of Articles Policy) are adopted from Elsevier's Article Withdrawal Policy.

Author's withdrawal of articles
Authors are not allowed to withdraw articles that have been submitted to community development journal (CDJ)  because the withdrawal of the articles consumes the resources, time, and efforts made by Editors and Peer-reviewers in processing the article. . If the author still requests the withdrawal of the article, the author will be punished in the form of a prohibition on submission of manuscripts for (maximum) 8 figures (4 volumes or 4 years) for withdrawal of the manuscript in the review process. However, it is unethical to withdraw manuscripts that have been submitted from the journal because other journals have accepted them.

Withdrawal of articles after the manuscript has been accepted for publication is very unethical. The author will be given a penalty in the form of prohibited on submission of manuscripts for (maximum) 20 figures (10 volumes or 10 years). Withdrawal of manuscripts in this policy includes submission of article revisions that exceed the time limit determined by the Editor and do not immediately notify the Editor and/or revise the manuscript. If the author does not revise the manuscript until the deadline without confirmation, the author may be prohibited from (maximum) 12 figures (6 volumes or 6 years).

Authors who do more than one script withdrawal can be banned permanently. This prohibition also applies to author organizations. Our Journal Editorial Board can announce to the public via the CDJ  page and/or provide information to other journal editors or other publishers when the community development journal  Editorial Board is carrying out a banning process in these cases.


Violation of the professional code of conduct (such as multiple submissions, false claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or the like) is prohibited. Occasionally, the community development journal retraction will be used to correct errors in delivery or publication. The retraction of an article by its author or editor at the suggestion of members of the scientific community has long been an occasional feature of the studied world. Standards for dealing with revocation have been developed by a number of libraries and scientific bodies, and these best practices have been adopted for article retraction by community development journal

Editors will thoroughly investigate violations of the professional code of conduct. The Editorial Board will notify the author of the alleged violation along with the evidence and offer options that can be executed by the Author. If the Editor is unable to contact the author within the stipulated period, the Editor will discuss with the Editor and other Editorial Advisory Board on this issue.

The standard for removing articles in community development journal is:

An article withdrawal statement (letter), entitled "Retraction: (article title)", will be issued by our Journal Editorial Members in two languages ​​(Indonesian and English).
A revocation letter for this article (together with evidence, comments, criticism, or requests from members of the scientific community) is placed on the previous page of the article with the same page number as the first page of the article and an additional code "ed-1" is assigned to the first page of the letter and so on (for example, 56-ed-1, 56-ed-2, etc.).
The original version of the article will be watermarked or stamped "Retracted" and placed after the letter. This new PDF file is created to replace the original PDF file article.
The article abstracts on the comm website are replaced with a repeal statement

articles for violating our code of ethics and/or policies when the article keywords are removed.
Article retraction letters will also be published in CDJ in the edition when the article and letter are published as part of the Comments and Criticisms section.


In a very limited number of cases, it may be necessary to delete articles from online databases. This will only occur where the article is clearly defamatory or violates the legal rights of another person, or where the article or the Editor has good reason to expect, is the subject of a court order, or where the article, if pursued, may pose a risk. serious health. In this state, while the metadata (Title and Author) will be retained, the text will be replaced with a screen indicating the article has been deleted for legal reasons.


In cases where the article, if followed up, could pose a serious health risk, the author of the original article may wish to remove the original and replace it with an improved version. In these circumstances, the procedure for revocation will be followed with the difference that the database revocation notification will publish a link to the revised published article and the document history.