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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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What to do if a paper by respected authors has obvious problems, and I have told them so already?

I have recently found a paper of a very respected research group in my field. In this paper, they have some theoretical calculations, and they are obviously completely wrong. Not in the sense that the ...
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Found a mistake in my paper after submitting the final version. What should I do?

Recently my paper got accepted in a journal. After that we submitted the final version with all corrections. Now I found an error in the way I calculated some type of numerical error. I don’t think ...
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Are thesis perfect? readers opinions on honest mistakes? (whatever degree)

I used to have a big concern for a little statistical mistake in my thesis (which wont be published), and now I have overcome that fear. During that time of fear, my parents told me that all the ...
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Can i submit a revised version of a retracted paper to another journal

One of my paper was retracted die to honest error (statistical error). is it possible to submit the revised version of the paper to another journal for consideration of publication. Thank you
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I found some topographical errors in one of my published papers

i found some topographical errors mainly missing spellings in one of my published papers. However the errors does not alter the meaning or concept of the paper. I contacted the joirnal editor but told ...
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Erratum, Rejoinder etc. in Article names: What are the differences?

I am a little bit confused with the following terms and do not know how they differ: Erratum/Corrigendum Rejoinder Commentary In which cases is/should an article be named one or the other? What ...
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How are these kinds of published errors managed?

Context: Say author A writes: "the authors B in Ref [30] found two consequences of the standing posture i.e sitting in the workplace on the health of industrial workers". Actually, it should be "the ...
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Erratum or corrigendum on arXiv too? Should the authors lists match?

We have a mistake in a published paper and we will send a Corrigendum to the journal. Concerning arXiv we have two options: Replace v1 by v2, where v2 has no longer the mistake, and state what we did ...
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Citing a paper whose title has received errata

I recently stumbled upon a published article entitled "ANCOVA versus change from baseline had more power in randomized studies and more bias in nonrandomized studies," which has an errata stating the ...
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Correct typo in paper title?

One of my published papers has a typo in the title. I have found errors of various kinds in my other papers (who hasn't) and never cared to make corrections, but I often refer people to this ...
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How to refer to a source with “minor” typos in the title?

This questions supplements the existing: how to refer to a source with typos in the title, where OP spotted grammar mistakes in the title of papers mentioned in the reference list and wondered whether ...
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How can I overcome feelings of unworthiness after finding mistakes in my research?

I'm currently a PhD student suffering from extreme anxiety after finding some mistakes in my scientific paper 7 months back. I've talked to my supervisor about it and he said that those were simple ...
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Found published work that doesn't reference previous related work

I have been researching a specific topic in computer science for a couple of years now and a well established professor and his students have recently published a couple of publications in that topic ...
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Should I follow-up with the editor about formatting issues on a published article?

I just received an email from the editor of a monograph series letting me know the issue where my article is included is now live. I went through normal things recently to get it published, like a ...
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Minor editorial error during minor revision. Should I notify the editor or just correct it?

I recently submitted a manuscript to a prestigious journal in my field. The manuscript is now under "minor revision" status and the reviewer only asked me to provide percentages in one of the table. ...
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How does an Erratum on one's own paper affect one's career as a researcher?

I'm still early in my scientific career, with only a few papers published. However, I've discovered a typo in a non-critical equation of my paper, and one of the graphs in the same paper should have ...
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Can I update my conference paper?

I submitted a conference (one of the best one in the subfield) paper in last minute and it was later accepted a few days ago. While waiting for the final acceptance, I found some errors and a few ...
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Is a corrigendum required for this error?

Our manuscript, for which I am the first co-author, got accepted in a journal. However, upon careful review of our manuscript, I noticed that there are errors in one table. The percentages were ...
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Conference abstract: AutoCorrect underline not removed

I started my PhD last August, and recently I submitted an abstract to a major conference. After submitting it I noticed that on one of my figures, which contain multiple subfigures, I have forgotten ...
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They shared the code, but then, I found key errors in their work. How do I criticize this in my research paper?

Associate Prof. X is committed to reproducible research and makes his code available. He authors a paper with Dr. Y and others. Dr. Y is the first author of the paper and the code is shared on Ass. ...
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When should the erratum for a paper be cited?

I am curious as to whether there are any accepted standard rules on when to cite, or not to cite, an erratum along with a paper. In my field (physics), I often see an erratum get between zero and a ...
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How to withdraw ones name from an already published paper

I am having the following trouble. Within a collaboration I was asked to prepare and pre-characterize some samples. I did so and sent the samples along with a report on the characterization results. ...
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Can I correct a typo in my published paper if it doesn't affect content?

I discovered a minor error (essentially a typo) in one of my recent publications. It would not be noticed by most readers. It does not affect the content of the article and does not require an erratum ...
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How to discuss an error of my previous supervisor's paper with the new supervisor

I have been recently working on my Master thesis. The idea for it was approximately the following: take a recent Nature paper of my supervisor, reproduce the results and add them to my Master thesis. ...
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Serious error in published journal paper by a faculty member

Consider the following scenario: Paper A used a model developed in Paper B. This model developed in Paper B was corrected over the years in an erratum before Paper A was published. This makes the ...
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Can I resubmit the article?

I submitted my revised paper (second-time major revision) just few days back through Scholar One. Now I found some errors in my submitted paper. As the paper is already submitted, what shall I do? Can ...
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Miswritten reference in (in press) paper

A paper A has been published recently with a big publisher. The article is available as early access, but it is still in press, i.e. not yet assigned to a volume. In that paper, our paper B was cited, ...
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Recommendation letter has slightly wrong info – should I mention it in my cover letter?

When I asked for the letter, last semester’s grades hadn’t been fully uploaded to the system so among the things my professor wrote, they said I was a top-5% student. This week, grades were updated ...
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Hugely important database replete with errors

I am about to finish my PhD in bioinformatics. I am trying not to give out too many details, so I won't be very specific. In the field I am working in, there are two extremely important databases ...
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How shall I report a critical error in a given paper?

This is a follow-up of my previous question about this course task: Find an existing, published research paper in the field of Chemical Engineering and try to autonomously replicate its results (...
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Paper with a spelling mistake in author affiliation in publication

I published a paper late 2016. Recently I noticed that the published manuscript has a typo error in one of the authors affiliation. But it got indexed correctly on all databases under that author. ...
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How should I handle a paper with incorrect experimental results? [duplicate]

We found that a paper, published in an important CS conference, presents incorrect results in its experimental evaluation section. Merely reading the paper is not sufficient to spot these mistakes, ...
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Paper submitted with repeated sentences in the introduction

I have submitted a research paper to a peer-reviewed journal two months ago. It is my first submission. I have noticed two unfortunate elements in my introduction: I wrote the same sentence twice in ...
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Finding some errors in my “IEEE conference paper” after presentation but before publication

Two days ago, I presented my accepted paper in an IEEE conference. While I am presenting, I noticed that I really made 3 mistakes in the notations! I don't really know why I didn't make attention for ...
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Should I do anything if I am cited for something that wasn't in my paper?

I’ve just read a paper in which a previous paper of mine has been cited. The line in which the citation happens is something like: It has been shown that technique X is successful in this problem [...
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Found error in published article where to submit a correspondence?

I have found an error in a published article. The error lies within the method section. I would like then to write a correspondence to let people know about this issue and to explain what could have ...
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How shall I report an error in a given paper?

I am currently at my last MSc year in Chemical and Process Engineering (Italy), and our last course on Industrial Chemistry has a mandatory pre-exam exercise which reads: Find an existing, ...
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Former PhD supervisor faked results and submitted a corrigendum two years after publication

During my PhD studies, I published a journal article (one of total four) in a prestigious journal of my field. I gave my codes to my PhD supervisor, but he messed up things in the lab and lost it (I ...
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Corrigendum submitted by my PhD supervisor 1.5 years after I left?

During my PhD studies, I published a journal article (1 of total 4) in a prestigious journal of my field. My PhD advisor wants to commercialize my PhD work and wanted me to help him without willing to ...
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Minor typos found directly after submission of a revised manuscript to a geochemistry-focused journal

I am a PhD candidate working in fields related to environmental sciences and climatology, and have recently finished the revisions/corrections for my first peer-reviewed manuscript. Unfortunately, I ...
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Correct grammatical errors after getting PhD [duplicate]

I have a question I cannot find the answer in any place. After receiving my PhD degree I found in my thesis some stupid grammatical errors which dont change anything in my work but still embarrassing. ...
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Is it possible to change email on published paper?

My paper was published two weeks ago. I have just noticed that I have provided the wrong email. Is it possible to change the email after the paper was published?
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Publisher didn't make change to paper and now the paper still has the error

I recently published a paper with IEEE. During the publishing stage, I had to provide them the figures named [MyName]FigureX_a, [MyName]FigureX_b etc... By accident, I got two figures wrong and they ...
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Found an error in my thesis

I've found a error in my thesis recently, after its submission. I made a mistake that wrongly accepted the hypothesis which should be rejected. What should I do??
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I found a huge error in my master's thesis which I defended a year ago

I defended my Master's thesis last year and continued on to pursue PhD in the same university under a different adviser. My Master's thesis adviser and I were getting ready to present a paper ...
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Article published in a conference has several technical flaws in it. What should be done?

This conference is organized on every 3 years. It is highly influential in the field of study. Screening and review committee are usually reputable that includes a strong set of researchers and ...
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What should I do if I have just observed minor mathematical typos in my accepted paper?

My paper was accepted at a good conference after 3 reviewers cleared it. After proof reading for the publishing, I sent it to the editor with approval. However, now I have realised that there are 2 ...
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What to do when you notice that a value in your paper is wrong, once it is accepted but before it is published?

8 months ago, I have submitted my paper to the top journal in my field and finally it got accepted. Unfortunately, I have found one wrong table entry (Experiment Section), which is not a logical value ...
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If I notice an error in a figure after manuscript submission, could I be accused of falsification of data during review stage?

I have submitted a paper to a reputed journal (computer science; computer vision to be specific). While i was keenly waiting for the reviews, they were getting delayed. So I began working on an ...
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What should I do if a paper makes false claims about my work?

I recently found a paper published in the proceedings of a very important AI conference that makes a false claim about my work, i.e., claim that is false from the technical point of view. I already ...