Withdrawal Policy

The term "Articles in Press" is typically used to refer to early versions of articles that are published before the final edition is available. These articles may occasionally contain errors or may have been inadvertently submitted multiple times. On occasion, albeit with less frequency, the publications may manifest violations of professional ethical rules, such as engaging in multiple submissions, making false claims of authorship, committing plagiarism, engaging in fraudulent utilization of data, or similar transgressions. The articles that are in the process of being published, but have not yet been formally published and do not have complete volume/issue/page information, may be subject to withdrawal from HABITAT if they contain errors, are accidental duplicates of other published articles, or are found to violate our journal publishing ethics guidelines. Violations may include multiple submission, false claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or similar offenses, as determined by the editors. The term "withdrawn" refers to the action of removing the content of an article, including its HTML and PDF versions, and replacing them with a simple HTML page and PDF file that explicitly states the withdrawal of the article. This withdrawal is in accordance with the Editor Policy on Article in Press Withdrawal, and a hyperlink to the current policy document is provided.