The paper was not ready for final publication and was put online in error. The paper will be marked as retracted. We apologize to the author and readers for any inconvenience.
The author, Pujarini Das, is a PhD student in philosophy at the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur. Das told us that she’d submitted the article to a conference on digitalization and sustainability. The paper was accepted, but Das said she was unable to attend the meeting.
Later on, it was published as an article. However, I do not want to further proceed with this paper for publication.
Good times, it seems, will have to wait.
Update, 1430 UTC, 9/5/18: MDPI publishing services manager Martyn Rittman tells us:
For Proceedings (unlike other MDPI journals), we rely on the conference organisers to collect papers and conduct peer review. They then send the papers to us. In this case, the author contacted us after publication to say that she had not received an acceptance confirmation for the conference, the work was not yet ready for publication, and she did not want it included in the journal. After discussion with the conference organisers, we decided to honour the author’s request and retract the paper.
Hat tip: Rolf Degen
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