Article Policies
1. Licensing

All Noyam Research articles are published under a CC BY license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and leaves the copyright of the article with the current copyright holder (usually the author or his/her institution). Peer review reports that are published with a given article are also available under the CC BY license.

2. Permanency of Articles

All articles published in Noyam receive a DOI issued by Crossref and are permanently published. Authors can revise, change and update their articles by publishing new versions, which are added to the article’s history. Noyam participates in the CrossMark scheme, a multi-publisher initiative that has developed a standard way for readers to locate the current version of an article. By applying the CrossMark policies, Noyam is committed to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur. But one may ask what is CrossMark and how can it help you as an author?

CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative from CrossRef. It provides a standard way for readers to locate the authoritative version of a document. We recognize the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record to researchers and librarians. The CrossMark indicator informs the reader of the current status of a document and provides additional information about its publication record at the click of a button. We have added the CrossMark logo to the version of record for all published articles. Clicking on the CrossMark icon will inform the reader of the current status of a document and additional publication record information. As an author, this gives your work an extra level of authenticity.

The CrossMark logo will appear on the title page of every published article pdf and web page.

If a correction has been made to a published article this will be noted in the CrossMark information.

3. Correction to an Article

It is important for Authors to note that their published articles are not ‘final’ as new versions can be added at any stage. Possible mistakes that come to light during the peer review process may be highlighted in the published peer review reports, which are part of the article. Authors can publish revised versions, and any errors that become apparent during peer review or later can be corrected through the publication of new versions.

4. Retraction

Articles may be retracted for several reasons, including:

  • honest errors reported by the authors (for example, errors due to the mixing up of samples or use of a scientific tool or equipment that is found subsequently to be faulty)
  • research misconduct (data fabrication)
  • duplicate or overlapping publication
  • fraudulent use of data
  • clear plagiarism
  • unethical research

For any retracted article, the reason for retraction and who is instigating the retraction will be clearly stated in the Retraction notice. The retraction notice will be linked to the retracted article (which usually remains on the site) and the article will be clearly marked as retracted (including the PDF). An article is usually only retracted at the authors’ request or by the publisher in response to an institutional investigation. The content of a retracted article would only be removed where legal limitations have been placed upon the publisher, copyright holder or author(s).