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Changing or Removing Records

Can I revise a paper I submitted to ERIC?

No. ERIC assumes that the submitted work is in final form and that the metadata provided is accurate. We will only make changes to ERIC metadata if the modification is necessary for locating the record through a search in ERIC. We will not make any changes to submitted PDFs. Learn more about our policy on making changes to records in the video below.

Does ERIC remove records or full text on request?

ERIC only removes records under exceptional circumstances, such as instances of plagiarism, copyright violation, or other unethical practices. However, we do not arbitrate or adjudicate these claims. If you believe there is a warranted reason for removing a record or full text from ERIC, please contact the publisher or copyright holder. If the publisher informs us that they have retracted the article or document, ERIC will remove the content from the collection.

To read our preservation policy, access the ERIC Selection Policy.

Or review the infographic, PDF on ERIC May I Have My Content Removed from ERIC?

More information is in this video.

My unpublished paper is in ERIC via the online submission system and now journals will not accept it because the full text is already available online—will you remove it from ERIC so I can have it published?

No. ERIC is not a publisher, but when you contribute your work to ERIC, you grant permission to index the material and disseminate it online, in perpetuity. Please access the Preservation Policy in the ERIC Selection Policy. You do not transfer copyright to ERIC and may seek publication elsewhere. However, before submitting to ERIC it is an author's responsibility to check the publication policies of journals in which you may wish to be published.