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I submitted a conference (one of the best one in the subfield) paper in last minute and it was later accepted a few days ago. While waiting for the final acceptance, I found some errors and a few grammar issues after my submission. Can I still update the conference paper? Who should I talk to? The committee or the staff who is managing the publication?

I am very afraid of that the committee will think I was ignorance and reverse the acceptance, which is quite selective.

  • Can you clarify at what step in the process you are? Have the proceedings already been published? Have you been asked for the camera-ready? – nengel May 3 '18 at 5:45
  • If the errors are serious, even if the paper is accepted, it can be retracted after. Also, it isn't just about a paper on your CV; a future employer might read your work and ask you about it. When they do, will you lie and say "oops...I didn't notice that". How would that look? Having said this, minor grammatical mistakes get into a camera ready all the time...I think it comes down to what kind of error you're talking about (does it change your findings?) and, as Nengel says, what step of the process you're in. – Ray May 3 '18 at 7:33
  • @nengel I was just notified about the acceptance – High GPA May 3 '18 at 9:51
  • If there are published proceedings, you usually get the chance to make minor revisions after the acceptance (at least in my field that is the case, maybe you need to ask specifically for your field). They will ask for a "camera-ready" version. If the errors do not affect the strength of the paper, you can just quietly fix them there. – nengel May 3 '18 at 10:52
  • This can sometimes happen several months after the conference is held, so it's best to ask someone who has published at that specific conference before, or if you don't know anyone, the organizers. – nengel May 3 '18 at 10:55

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