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

  • What dos IJBSS stand for? Mar 24, 2019 at 8:31
  • What is wrong with them correcting it?
    – Solar Mike
    Mar 24, 2019 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, 2019 at 8:38
  • How long did you take to spot the omission?
    – Solar Mike
    Mar 24, 2019 at 8:41

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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, 2019 at 8:34
  • Not "unethical" anyway. Mar 24, 2019 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, 2019 at 12:06

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