Withdrawal Policy

1. Introduction

The Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology (JEST) is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical and scholarly conduct. As part of this commitment, we have established a clear and transparent withdrawal policy.

2. Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to outline the procedures for withdrawing manuscripts from JEST at any stage of the publication process.

3. Grounds for Withdrawal

Authors may request to withdraw their manuscripts from JEST for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Duplicate submission: The manuscript has been submitted to another journal.
  • Error or misrepresentation: The manuscript contains significant errors or misrepresentations of data.
  • Ethical concerns: The manuscript raises ethical concerns, such as plagiarism or data fabrication.
  • Change of direction: The authors have decided to change the direction of their research and the manuscript is no longer relevant.

4. Withdrawal Procedures

To withdraw a manuscript from JEST, the corresponding author must submit a written request to the editor. The request should include the following information:

  • The manuscript title and author(s)
  • The reason for withdrawal
  • The date of submission

The editor will review the request and notify the corresponding author of the decision.

5. Withdrawal Timeline

Manuscripts may be withdrawn at any stage of the publication process, up to and including the publication of the final version. However, withdrawals at later stages may incur additional fees.

6. Post-Withdrawal Considerations

Once a manuscript has been withdrawn, it will be removed from the JEST website and all records of the submission will be deleted. Authors who wish to resubmit their manuscript to JEST will need to submit a new manuscript and complete the entire submission process again.

7. Contact Information

If you have any questions about the withdrawal policy, please contact the editor at [editor@jest.com.pk]