Questions tagged [errors-erratum]

On errors found after submission or publication in a book, paper, thesis, or other document, and erratum (written notice of errors and corrections) for them.

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Submitted humanities PhD applications (US) but concerned with potentially wrong documents submitted

I recently applied to a few PhD programs in the US. Perhaps because of my drowsiness due to working late, I wasn't paying full attention when I was checking my documents (statements of purpose, ...
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Journal paper published without correction of errors [closed]

I notified a journal prior to publication that there were errors in a paper. This was submitted around 3 weeks ago, the review process was quick. On Thursday I was given 24 hours to make a list of ...
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Should I send an addendum/erratum due to single error in sign?

I was reading my own paper published in 2018 and I noticed that in one of the sections I wrote "<" instead ">" to indicate greater than or greater value, although the ...
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Why isn't it common for papers in pure and applied math (and other related fields) to be modified/corrected after it has been published?

As research grows even more intricate in fields such as pure and applied math (and other technical areas), very few reviewers now have a complete picture of any single field. Thus it should be common ...
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Getting a second opinion

(I'm a math PhD student) I'm writing a paper and part of my work relies on an old result of my advisor. Recently, I started to become concerned that the old result does not have a proof (only a sketch)...
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Should I do a correction / corrigendum? [duplicate]

I published a paper two years ago, and recently I realized two sub-figures (Fig.3c and Fig.3d) in my publication are wrong. When drawing those two figures, I forgot to put one parameter in the ...
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Reporting error in publication after copyright transfer

Last year my paper got accepted in a Mathematics journal. This year the online first version of the article came out. I put the online version on research gate and a lot of people read the article. ...
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Is it possible to publish an erratum in another journal?

If an author published a paper that contains errors and decides to publish an erratum, but the journal where the article was published is inactive (but its website still exists). Could the author ...
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Grammatical mistakes and minor typos made during grant application

I have recently applied for a grant. The specific application consisted of a 3 page-pdf document and an online application form. The 3 page pdf document is solid (at least from my point of view), and ...
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Finding an error in my paper( mathematics) after it has been published online [duplicate]

My paper got accepted in a decent journal. The online first version was out 1.5 months ago. A colleague pointed out a mistake in the end of the paper. Majority of the results remain true. But ...
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Should I report two minor mistakes found in an academic paper to the journal editor or authors of the paper?

I found some minor mistakes in a paper published in a top journal. The mistakes do not affect the results of the paper but may confuse some readers as I was confused at first. I think it is better and ...
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Writing a short paper pointing to a mistake in a 2012 journal paper that got significant citations, while discussion with the author not successful

I've very convinced that an author made a serious error in the main theorem in one of her 2012 papers in Statistics and Computing, which is a reputed journal in machine learning. I contacted the ...
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About writing to editor of a journal to identify serious mistake in a published article

I am reading a paper published in a SCI-core journal. After a very careful and tedious evaluation, I have come to the conclusion that the authors have made serious mistakes. Should I write to the ...
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How do I handle a mistake in a mathematical proof that does not invalidate the main conclusion of our paper?

I recently found a mistake in a mathematical proof of a result I published in 2016. In a nutshell, a subtle error led me to claim that two conditions were equivalent. Unfortunately one of the two ...
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Found a figure duplication problem in an already published paper

I published a peer-reviewed article several years ago. Recently when I look back on my paper, I suddenly realized there had a figure duplication problem in one of the main figures (That main figure ...
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Erroneous paper published and reviewed on MathSciNet

An article claiming to solve a great long-standing mathematical open problem was published in a conference proceedings, and was refereed on MathSciNet positively, i.e. the reviewer makes an impression ...
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Will an error in one of my publication affect the outcome of my PhD defense?

I'm a PhD student in physics in a European country. I'm about to have my PhD defence in about 6 weeks. I have 3 published papers and one manuscript ready for submission. My thesis is also finished (...
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Is it considered rude to point out typos, by sending an email to the reviewer, in a MathSciNet review?

Is it considered rude to point out typos, by sending an email to the reviewer, in a MathSciNet review? Will they be able to correct the typo, easily, with out involving MathSciNet technical team?
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Are arXiv papers more read than the journal versions? [closed]

I have a conference paper which is published at IEEE with some errors unfortunately. But I have submitted a version on ArXiv without the errors. As a researcher, I honestly prefer reading versions on ...
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Found an error in the title of published article (A phrase has been repeated twice)

I have found an error in the title of my recently published article. A phrase has been repeated twice in the title. Considering that journal not accepted any changes what should I do about it?
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PhD manuscript with grammatical errors and informal phrases

I have made a very good contribution in my PhD and just graduated two years ago from a top university with honors. Today, I revised my PhD manuscript and surprisingly found several grammatical errors,...
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Withdrawing paper from a conference after presentation due to error

Please refer to the following link for details. I am planning to send an e-mail to the conference chairs regarding my withdrawal. I wanted to seek help from the experts in the community for drafting ...
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Extent of “unscientific” or wrong papers in research mathematics [closed]

Kevin Buzzard's slides (PDF version) at a recent conference have really unsettled me. In it, he mentions several examples in what one would imagine as very rigorous areas (e.g., algebraic geometry) ...
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Found a severe error in a conference paper after presentation but before the proceedings

I am a final year undergraduate student and had worked on a very fundamental project(there is no available literature on this field presently) during my sophomore year. The results obtained were quite ...
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Disagreement with supervisor regarding sending an erratum

I have a paper that is accepted and published in a journal. After it was accepted I realized that some of the errors were calculated in a wrong manner and hence they appeared around 1.5 times smaller ...
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Paper unknowingly describing technical bias as if it was a biological phenomenon of interest

Let’s take a very hypothetical situation. Suppose that a scientific journal (let’s use Scientific Reports for the sake of the example) recently published a paper that seems to be completely off track. ...
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A high quality contribution but an annoying error is present in my published article

I have recently published a journal article in the IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing (IEEE TGRS). I can confirm that my contribution in the journal article is really of high quality ...
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Case-specific appropriateness of an erratum/corrigendum? [closed]

Myself and my PhD supervisors recently published an article (climate science). One of the panels within a multi-panel Figure is a time-series with both a left-hand and right-hand y-axes. The axis ...
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On writing critical review: is there any threat?

During my research on a specific topic, I found two interesting papers by same authors. So, I decided to implement their proposed idea but it was not possible. At first, I thought that I was wrong but ...
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Correct typo error in the article title that published Early Access of the journal

I have a accepted article that published under early Access. Today, I have got the proofs from the journal to approve some changes. I have found a typo error in the title "Commutation" instead of "...
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Should I bring up minor writing errors that I noticed after submitting revised version?

I have received a decision letter on my paper from editor "I am prepared to accept this manuscript for publication provided that the authors perform some editing to improve the grammar throughout the ...
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What should I do if actually I found a serious flaw in someone's PhD thesis and an article derived from that PhD thesis?

Recently, I came across a PhD thesis and an article derived from that PhD thesis and found a serious flaw in them that actually makes their conclusions invalid. In the first place, I was unsure if I'...
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I got better and improved results later of one chapter of my published PhD thesis

I defended my thesis in 2015. Later during the preparation of publications from one of my chapter, I got improved and better numerical simulation results than the one in my original thesis. Although ...
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How to approach a mistake I made in an abstract for a Conference?

In about a month I will be presenting a poster among 100+ people in an international congress. However, I'm just realizing that I made a huge mistake in the abstract I sent (accepted of course), ...
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Sharing referee/AE report online to point out a grievous error in refereeing

I submitted a short note to a math journal providing a counterexample to a result in literature that had first appeared in that very journal. After eight months, I heard from the journal. It was a ...
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Erratum to correct a reference — will this technically work?

Hours after I approved the proofs, I noticed a key reference in my article was wrong. Authors and title are correct, journal is wrong, and it's wrongly listed as in press. The paper is now published ...
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What to do in dealing with scientific mistakes in an article?

Recently I've read an article in a journal and find out numerous scientific mistakes in that paper. I decide to write a note to the editorial board of the journal. First of all, I want to know is ...
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Error discovered in an accepted conference paper but not yet presented

I'm a CS student, and I discovered two code bugs that change some numerical values on a table of a paper that got accepted and will be presented at a conference very soon. The changes is very small (...
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Submitted paper with wrong title

I wrote a paper which got accepted in a reputed journal, I wrote another paper with completely different work, however when I submitted the second paper I mistakenly (actually I was in a hurry) with ...
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minor errors in published paper [duplicate]

I am inexperienced in publishing papers in scientific journals. I was going over recently published paper of mine and found that I accidentally reported mean with standard deviation when I meant to ...
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Publishing a Corrigendum?

I recently published a book chapter with my supervisor. I just realized that I messed up two dates in the chapter. For the first one, the original sentence is like "xx policy decisions were published ...
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Identifying a published error

Hypothetical: I found an error which fundamentally kills a published paper and re-opens a number of problems the paper claimed to solve. Not only is there an error, but the results are actually wrong....
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Author removal from a published paper [duplicate]

I have been one of the co-authors of a published paper 8 years ago. In those years I was an undergrad student. So, I had no significant scientific contribution to this paper. I have just finished my ...
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A senior colleague that belittles my contributions, expertise and won't acknowledge a published error that I identified

I am a PhD student and the most junior person on our small team (me, a lab manager, a statistical analyst, a wet-bench scientist, a senior statistician, and our PI). The statistical analyst has been ...
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How can I deal with a significant flaw I found in my previous supervisor’s paper?

Suppose that I found a technical flaw in one of the papers coauthored by my previous advisor. This mistake will substantially change their major result, but their contribution will be still worthwhile ...
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What to do if authors don't respond to my serious concerns about their paper?

I recently read a paper that conducted an experiment, analyzed it, and reached a conclusion. However, the way they conducted the analysis is seriously flawed and cannot be used to support the ...
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Correcting small errors in text/picture after publication?

I got a manuscript published in November 2018 (Elsevier) and realized after reading it again today that an error has been introduced, after proofreading/publishing, in one of the equations I wrote; ...
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Maintaining Credibility with Data Obtained by Hand

Recently, I was doing a project in computer science (involving modes of computation) that had a very specific time limit. Unfortunately, due to software problems, I was forced to obtain my data by ...
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How do I phrase (in my thesis) that results in an important study are wrong?

The title probably comes off wrong, I tried to keep it short. I do not necessarily want to make an absolute statement like "that is wrong". But I do need to address the problems I am facing with a ...
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Found a major flaw in paper from home university – to which I would like to return

During my Ph.D. in condensed-matter physics, I published a paper together with two other students. The research group of the university that I am originally from (in Madrid, Spain) happened to work on ...

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