Communications in Cryptology IACR CiC

Policy on retractions

The purpose of this retraction policy is to provide guidelines for the retraction of articles published in the IACR CiC. Retractions are undertaken in cases of serious errors or ethical concerns that significantly impact the validity and reliability of the published work. The IACR is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic integrity and transparency.

Grounds for Retraction

Articles may be retracted for various reasons, including but not limited to:

Retraction Procedure

Anyone can bring potential issues to the attention of the Editors-in-Chief. The Editors-in-Chief will conduct a preliminary investigation to determine the validity and seriousness of the concerns raised and may forward this to appropriate IACR Committee (e.g., the IACR Ethics Committee). If the concerns are deemed valid, the corresponding author(s) will be contacted to provide an explanation. Finally, if a retraction is deemed necessary, the corresponding author(s) will be informed.

Retraction Notice

When a retraction is deemed necessary a retraction notice will be published in the form of an errata, clearly stating the reasons for retraction. The notice will be linked to and from the original article online. Retractions will adhere to the COPE retraction guidelines.