Corrections & Retractions

Al-Athfal: Jurnal Pendidikan Anak (Al-Athfal: Early Childhood Education Journal) will issue corrections, retraction statements, and other post-publication updates, including Editor’s Notes on published content. 

 The following are categories of corrections and post-publication updates to peer-reviewed primary research and review-type articles and certain kinds of non-peer-reviewed article types. Substantial errors to Supplementary Information and Extended Data are corrected similarly to amendments to the main article. Except for Editor’s Notes, all categories below are bi-directionally linked to the original article and indexed.

Author Correction: An Author Correction may be published to correct an important error(s) made by the author(s) that affects the scientific integrity of the published article, the publication record, or the reputation of the authors or the journal. 

Publisher Correction: A Publisher Correction may be published to correct an important error(s) made by the journal that affects the scientific integrity of the published article, the publication record, or the reputation of the authors or the journal.

Addendum: An addendum is generally published when significant additional information crucial to the reader’s understanding of the article has come to light following the publication.

Editor's Note: An Editor's Note alerts readers if the journal has initiated an inquiry in response to concerns raised about a published article. It is an online-only update, made only to the HTML version of the record of the published article. It is not indexed.

Retraction: An article may be retracted when the published work's integrity is substantially undermined due to errors in the study's conduct, analysis, and reporting. Violation of publication or research ethics may also result in a study’s retraction. The original article is marked as retracted, but a PDF version remains available to readers, and the retraction statement is bi-directionally linked to the original published paper. Retraction statements will typically include a statement of assent or dissent from the authors.

When making corrections to articles, in most cases, the original article (PDF and HTML) is corrected and is bi-directionally linked to and from the published amendment notice, which details the original error. For the sake of transparency, when changes made to the original article affect data in figures, tables, or text (for example, when data points/error bars change or curves require redrawing), the amendment notice will reproduce the original data. When it is impossible to correct the original article in both HTML and PDF versions (for example, articles published many years before the error is raised), the article will remain unchanged but contain bi-directional links to and from the published amendment notice.