Correctios and retractions

In compliance with the COPE Post-publication Corrections and Retraction Guidelines, Conatus - Journal of Philosophy will publish i. corrigenda, ii. errata, iii. author(s) name corrections, iv. addenda, v. editor's notes of concern, vi. retraction statements. Cases i. and iii. are upon request by the author, while cases ii., iv., v., and vi. are on the Journal's own initiative.

i. Corrigenda

According to the COPE guidelines, "the term corrigendum (or correction) usually refers to an author error." The Journal will consider changes to articles requested by their authors at any time after publication. Authors should contact the Managing Editor or the Editor-in-Chief; they will determine whether to publish a corrigendum or not. In case of co-authored articles, all authors should state their agreement.

ii. Errata

According to the COPE guidelines, "The term erratum usually refers to a production error, caused by the journal." Before publishing an erratum, the Journal will contact the author or the authors, indicate the mistake, and ask of their approval.

iii. Author name change

Journal authors may change names during their publishing careers for various reasons: marriage or divorce, shift in their gender identity, religious conversion. Conatus - Journal of Philosophy will not require authors to disclose the reasons for a name change request. Conatus will only accept requests directly from the author. Unless otherwise requested, Conatus will silently update the author's name, and update metadata to abstracting and indexing services. The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for the article will remain the same.

iv. Addenda

In case the author or the authors wish to provide additional information important for the understanding of their article, for example in order to add more depth to the topic, or clarify, or expand it, post-publication addenda may be published. The Editor-in-Chief and the Managing Editor will determine whether or not the publication of an addendum is necessary.

v. Expression of concern

Expressions of Concern are published at the editors’ discretion to notify readers of serious concerns about published work and raise awareness to a possible problem in an article.

vi. Retraction

The Journal reserves the right to issue retraction statements and/or remove published content according to the COPE Retraction Guidelines in cases that

  • serious errors occure in the conduct of the research,
  • the views expressed are manifestly partial and/or outwardly biased,
  • publication or research ethics have been violated.

Published content of any kind (research papers, introductions, discussions, book reviews, etc.) will be completely removed from the Journal's online platform in cases that there is

  • defamatory content,
  • content that infringes the rights of a third party, such as intellectual property rights, the right to privacy, or other legal rights,
  • unlawful content (including instances of violation of the General Data Protection Regulations),
  • clear evidence of plagiarism,
  • content that would promote anti-social or discriminatory views, as well as hate speech and violence.