I recently found that in my recent paper published online before print (online first), I missed two important references and an acknowledgement of someone who helped me. What is the best way forward? Anyone had any experience dealing with SAGE? I appreciate any advice on this...

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    Have you tried writing the editor of the journal? In my experience this is something they are happy to do.
    – nabla
    Jul 4, 2016 at 16:31
  • In my experience some journals do not allow changes to a paper which has been published online already. In this case the editors might offer to publish an erratum notice.
    – Christian
    Jul 4, 2016 at 17:44
  • thanks Nabla and user93559. If I email the editor, how soon will they implement the changes?
    – MM Cheng
    Jul 4, 2016 at 22:44
  • It depends significantly on journal. Some journals actually have separate proofs for the online-first/print editions (don't ask me why, but I have had the experience of having to do effectively two rounds of galley proofing because of that). Some journals the online-first are not copy-edited (just taking your submission and framing it in the journal style and that's it). Some journals the online-first are fully proofed and your manuscript is basically just sitting in a queue waiting to be printed. As you can imagine the response would be significantly different for all. Jul 5, 2016 at 3:35
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    Does this answer your question? How do you make corrections to a published paper?
    – Sursula
    Aug 30, 2022 at 8:58


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