Editorial board of KMUJ believes in integrity of published research as has been reflected in our several editorials on research integrity and ethics in the past issues of KMUJ. Editorial board is committing to maintain the content it publishes, and to alert the readers about the changes in the contents, if and when they occur. KMUJ provides its forum to the readers for offering responsible alternative opinions and will publish any correspondence (Letter to the editor or a reply to the letter) regarding its published contents. 

If any error or misconduct is reported after publication, KMUJ will update, correct, or retract the contents, if such actions are deemed appropriate after a complete and fair investigation. In case of violation of professional ethical codes like plagiarism, fabrication or falsification of results, multiple submission or duplicate publication and bogus claims of authorship in published articles, the editorial board of KMUJ will decide about the retraction of the articles. At times the article may occasionally be retracted for correction of errors in submission or publication and will be replaced with the corrected one.

KMUJ will maintain the integrity of the publication by publishing Erratum (publishing error)/Corrigendum (author error) or corrections of the published articles. The retraction note titled “Retraction: [article title]” will be published with its own DOI, in the paginated part of a subsequent issue of the journal and listed in the contents list. The relevant changes in the online version will be reflected through CrossMark icon.

Crossmark is a multi-publisher initiative from Crossref to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the Crossmark logo, Khyber Medical University Journal is committing to maintaining the content it publishes, and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.

Clicking on the CrossMark icon will show the current status of a document and may also provide additional publication record information about the document.

Crossmark status will be kept as currentif:

  • Minor changes (like correcting formatting and spelling), with no substantive changes to alert the reader
  • The changes that don’t affect the crediting or interpretation of the work,
  • The changes between versions of a work don’t reflect major changes in the content of the paper


Crossmark status of the work will be affected in case of major substantial changes like:

  • The retraction of an article due to an error, or
  • A correction to an author’s name.

The KMUJ content that will have the CrossMark icon is restricted to current and future journal content.