I am in a desperate situation. I made a mistake and committed academic misconduct.
I have submitted my article to two journals in parallel, let's say in j1 and j2. Once I received acceptance from journal j1 I wrote a withdraw email to j2.
However, after the article came online it was found by the reviewer of j2 that the withdrawal article was actually a parallel submission.
I am 3rd year PhD student and my professor was unaware of this act. How can I handle this situation?
Should I write an apology email to j2? If j2 accept the apology, will j1 keep the article or still it will be retracted?
What is the best way to come out of the situation?
*I am reviewer of both journals as well.