our publication in IJBSS was printed with all the names of the scholars but in the online version, two names were missing for a year or two, now they have included it in the online version, it this ethically correct

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  • What dos IJBSS stand for? – henning Mar 24 at 8:31
  • What is wrong with them correcting it? – Solar Mike Mar 24 at 8:33
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    As it stands, this question is lacking information: 1) Did the journal know about the mistake? 2) Why didn’t they fix it? 3) Why are you interested in this? Probably everybody agrees that (serious) known mistakes such as these should be fixed as soon as possible, so what are you unsure about? 4) Do you have any reason to believe that this was done intentionally? — Please edit your question to clarify. – Wrzlprmft Mar 24 at 8:38
  • How long did you take to spot the omission? – Solar Mike Mar 24 at 8:41

Omitting two authors from the online publication is a rather serious oversight by the journal. It is unprofessional and should have been fixed much earlier than after "a year or two". The issue has nothing to do with "ethics", though.

  • Less serious than the authors using the wrong data or references... – Solar Mike Mar 24 at 8:34
  • Not "unethical" anyway. – henning Mar 24 at 8:38
  • If there were hundreds of authors (or maybe even tens) then it might just be an oversight. Surprised that none of the authors caught it, of course. – Buffy Mar 24 at 12:06

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