Retract an article


You can retract a released article to unpublish it from The article will revert to a draft and move to the Drafts folder of your Inbox.

Retracting Privilieges

Some users have permission to retract articles that are created by other members within their organization. In this case, the article is removed from the Editor’s Inbox and moves to creator’s Drafts folder. The following outlines these permissions, based on user roles.

Have access to retract their own released articles.
Editors, Publishers and Administrators
Have access to retract their own articles, as well as released articles from other members of their organization.
NOTE: If you retract another user’s article, you will no longer be able to access it. You will need to coordinate with the person that created the article to edit and re-release the draft. If you wish to make changes to the released article, we recommend that you edit and release your updates without retracting it.

Retract an article

There are two ways to unpublish an article.

OPTION 1 - From the Inbox:

  1. Click Inbox on the main menu.
  2. Click on the Released folder, and locate the article that you want to retract.
  3. Click the icon located on the far right of the title.
  4. Click Retract from the confirmation dialog box.

OPTION 2 - From the Article Page:

  1. Click theat the top right corner of the action bar.
  2. Select Retract from the dropdown menu.
  3. Click Retract from the confirmation dialog box.

The article status is changed from Released to Draft. At this point, you can edit, submit, release or schedule the article just like any other draft. If you retracted another user’s article, the draft becomes read only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I permanently delete a retracted article from CORE?

Due to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requirements, it is not possible to permanently delete articles that have been publicly released. If you no longer wish to keep a retracted article, you can remove it from your Inbox by archiving it. This will allow you to keep your Inbox organized, yet still have the article available in CORE, if needed.

Please contact the CORE Support Team if you have any questions or concerns about removing a particular article.

Q: Can I access retracted articles from my team members?

No. Once an article is retracted, it reverts to a draft that belongs to the person that created it. It is no longer accessible in an Editor’s Inbox. You will need to coordinate with the person that created the article to edit and re-release the draft, if needed.

Q: What is the difference between reject, retract and delete in my Inbox?

Reject will send a submitted draft from the Editor’s Inbox back to the creator’s Drafts. The editor can provide feedback, and the article can be edited and submitted for review again. The intention of a rejected article is to release it after changes have been applied.

Retract will unpublish a released article. This removes it from the Editor’s Inbox and sends it back to the creator’s Drafts.

Delete will move a draft or released article to the creator’s Deleted folder. While the creator of an article can restore it to a draft, the overall intention of deleting an article is to remove it from CORE, since it will not be publicly released.


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