I finished my PhD in early 2018. I immediately sumbitted an hard copy at the dept. library and a pdf copy on the online database (open-access), a few weeks later as per Univeristy rules.
- at the time I found some mistakes - probably due to the stress of the moment- (typos/syntax etc.) and some quotations (directI/indirect) either not cited correctly, or not cited, but bewteen quotation marks and so on. So, being as honest as I could, I prepared an erratum to be added to the harcover and another one to be uploaded with the pdf online.
And I was satisfied and happy.
2)After 4 years I had to read again my old thesis to do some future publication.
And there I found other - well 4 to be exact - words and/or senteces missing quotation or quotation marks without the ref. I guess I was more stressed, exausthed and distracted than I Thought.
I had my manuscript checked on a plagarism scan and the outcome is between 3-4 %, that counts most of the correct citations (i.e. indented paragraphs and/or italic), and some common used wording; so the percetuange it is surely lower.
However, thanks to that tool I found this 4 missing quotations.
These issues are normally right after a directly or indirectly quoted paragraph of author X,Y,Z.
So, after many years I can guess I was rearranging parts and some got lost. I guess we may consider it "plagiarism in good faith"or simply unintentional. I know, it is still palgiarism.
Ah! "the mistakes of youth".
So, I really do not know what I can do now.
Sending another Erratum could be suspiscious or creating Drama in an University I wouldn't go back to not even under torture (ahha!). Right?
Do I have other options?
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.