My project was based on a famous paper, which, unfortunately, contains a major mistake, discovered by me. Since I already spent a huge amount of time on this direction, I submitted my "correction result" and presented it as a new paper. I made this decision due my advisor's advices and this site.
However, the editors just made a decision that my paper is only publishable if I rewrite it as a concise corrigendum with less than 1500 words.
While I have no problem in serving the community by writing a corrigendum, I am a bit confused, because:
- For a correction note, the authors are usually the original team (but not always).
- For publication of comment or correction note made by others, the original authors are usually contacted by the note authors first (I have not done this).
Does the current situation sound normal?