WAKTU strictly prohibits infringements of professional ethical codes, including but not limited to multiple submission, bogus claims of authorship, plagiarism, fraudulent use of data, or any other unethical practices. In cases where such violations are identified, the journal follows a process of investigation and, if necessary, retraction of the article to correct any errors or misconduct.


The following are the standards and procedures for article retraction in WAKTU:

  1. Retraction Statement: A formal statement or letter titled "Retraction: (article title)" is prepared and signed by the Author(s), Editor(s), and at least one member of the Editorial Advisory Board.
  2. Language Statement: The retraction letter is issued in both English language.
  3. Placement of Retraction Letter: The retraction letter, along with any supporting evidence, comments, criticism, or requests from the scientific community, is placed on the previous page of the article. The page numbering of the retraction letter corresponds to the first page of the article, with additional codes such as "ed-1", "ed-2", etc. For example, if the original article starts on page 56, the retraction letter will be labeled as 56-ed-1, 56-ed-2, and so on.
  4. Marking the Original Article: The original version of the article is marked with a "Retracted" watermark or stamp and is placed after the retraction letter. A new PDF file is created, replacing the original PDF file of the article.
  5. Website Updates: The abstract of the retracted article on the WAKTU website is replaced with a statement indicating the retraction due to ethical code violations and/or WAKTU's policy. Additionally, the keywords associated with the article are deleted.
  6. Publication in WAKTU: The retraction letter of the article is also published in WAKTU as part of the Front Matter in the edition when the letter is issued.

WAKTU takes violations of ethical codes seriously and follows established best practices for article retraction. The journal ensures transparency and accountability in dealing with such situations to uphold the integrity of scientific research and publication.