If it is discovered that a researcher has engaged in any fraudulent or plagiaristic misconduct, SHERM will perform the following actions (where relevant):

  • we will alert the researcher's institution(s) and provide evidence of the misconduct, further assisting them with their own investigations in any way possible;
  • we will retract the researcher's article and issue a public statement regarding the reason for the retraction, which will include the researcher's name and institution;
  • we will ban that researcher from ever publishing with SHERM in the future.


If you suspect one of SHERM's articles has engaged in research misconduct, please contact the General Editor immediately (shermeditor@gmail.com) so that a proper and thorough investigation can begin.


For more details on what constitutes research misconduct and the ethical policies SHERM adheres to, visit this website here.


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