Today, I made a new withdraw tag with aim to be pinned to questions about withdrawing papers in the process of their submission or withdrawing an academic position such as admissions offers. I suggested an excerpt for it which is now approved:
Questions about withdrawal of books or papers from journals and conferences or withdrawal during admissions process to academic programmes.
However, after some hours, when I was reading the tags list, I found that we have a retraction tag with similar scope.
Ethics and logistics of withdrawing, refuting, or amending published work.
The retraction tag seems a little vague to me, as it's scope may cover questions which are only about retraction of published work, not withdrawing manuscripts which are under review process or even questions about withdrawing an academic position such as withdrawal during postgraduate admissions.
I did some searches in the questions which include these word. By searching the website for questions having these word in their body and title, the following results are accessible:
Making one of these tags synonym of the other and edit the main tag's excerpt. (Based on the search results presented above, I think that the withdraw tag with its current excerpt is more popular word and can be the main tag and retraction tag can be a synonym of it.
Having both tags on the site, but we can edit their excerpts to have withdraw tag for questions which are about withdrawing academic positions such as a student withdrawing a PhD position during his admissions process, and to have retraction for questions about withdrawing papers, books, etc. during their review and publication process.
Although I am so sorry for making a new tag without searching the tags' list carefully; I think that it does worth that the community think about these two tags with similar scopes and not just vote the withdraw tag to be deleted. In my opinion, the first option discussed above is a better choice for the site.