I recently submitted my manuscript to Journal of optics (IOP Publishing). A couple of days ago, I received an email regarding initial decision on my paper. Thankfully, it is a "moderate revision". Referees also have made some comments about typos and grammar and a point or two about the core material of the paper which is only to clarify more. So far, it seems a possible acceptance for my paper. doesn't it?.
The thing is, when I was making the amendments based on the referees' comments, I found that four of the formulas used in the paper are incomplete and I wrote them wrongly. But it does not affect the rest of the paper in any way. The reviewers did not notice these errors.
This is my first paper. I am a worried that they might reject the manuscript because there were some errors in the original submission that I have now corrected.
I am obliged to make a point-by-point response to the reviewers' comments and make a list of the changes made to the paper.
So, my questions are
- Is it common for an author to detect additional errors in a paper during the process of making revisions?
- Should I just correct them and make no mention of them in my report to the editor?