With the following code I can remove top and right borders along with other things. I wonder how to remove the right border of the ggplot2 graph only. Any help in this regard will be highly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your help.

p <- ggplot(mtcars, aes(x = wt, y = mpg)) + geom_point() 

p + theme_classic()

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the theme system gets in the way, but with a little twist you can hack the theme elements,

library(ggplot2)
library(grid)
element_grob.element_custom <- function(element, ...)  {

  segmentsGrob(c(1,0,0),
               c(0,0,1),
               c(0,0,1),
               c(0,1,1), gp=gpar(lwd=2))
}
## silly wrapper to fool ggplot2
border_custom <- function(...){
  structure(
    list(...), # this ... information is not used, btw
    class = c("element_custom","element_blank", "element") # inheritance test workaround
  ) 

}
ggplot(mtcars, aes(x = wt, y = mpg)) + geom_point() +
  theme_classic() +
  theme(panel.border=border_custom())