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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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 ...
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Publishing erratum to arXiv and other best practices

Is publishing a single page erratum to arXiv an acceptable practice? And does it violate the copyright of journal who published the original work?
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Whether to seek correction after my paper is published when the order of my first, middle, and last names is incorrect?

My article has just been published in a reputable journal. I discovered that my name is in Last, Middle, First order e.g Bagud, F.M instead of Bagud, M.F which doesn't go with APA style. Do I need to ...
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Mistake in defended PhD thesis [duplicate]

I have defended my thesis and the PhD was awarded. But now I realize that I have made a mistake. The same images are published for 2 different samples. ( I have the real two images but somehow 1 was ...
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What should you consider before upload a revision to your arXiv paper when you spot an error?

I am in process of uploading a paper for arXiv. I have looked over the paper for several weeks now and it seems that there are no major issues, however, the paper is 24 pages long so I have accepted ...
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Uploading a revised version of published journal article on arXiv

I uploaded a pre-print of an article on arXiv 1 year ago. The article was accepted in SCI journal and currently available online. However, I found a typo mistake in one equation and want to add more ...
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An important information is missing from my paper under review

I have a paper under review (Second round) after a minor revision. The journal has limited page length and I contacted the editor to ask whether I can add additional pages but he said that it is only ...
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Is an erratum justified for a weak result?

A few years ago I had published a mathematics journal article where for one of the results I had imposed extremely strong assumptions to ensure that given conclusion is true. Figuratively speaking, I ...
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Fixed an error in my published paper, and cite the paper in my not-yet-defended thesis. What should I do?

I found an error in two figures of my published paper. They are part of the main results of my PhD dissertation. I am in the writing step of my PhD dissertation, and I put the new version of those ...
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Will I destroy my career if I published a paper with a serious mistake?

I'm an undergrad and kind of new to this whole research thing. I've been doing research for the past ~9 months as a requirement to graduate with my bachelor's (there's the research track and software ...
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What to do with gaps in mathematical papers?

Assume the following is given in a published paper: There is an important result. The important result might contain a gap, as possibly some people agree. The authors never respond to questions on ...
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Corresponding author published article without sending final proof to all authors, corrigendum

My professor was the corresponding author of an article written by me as first author and one second co-author. Having the correspondence with the editor, the professor didn't give much information ...
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How to fix a mistake in an accepted paper?

I submitted a joint paper and it is accepted by a journal after two minor revisions. In the last revision, there is a misunderstanding between my coauthor and me, so the last revisions still ...
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Should/Can I retract a paper that has fatal math error after this paper has been accepted, presented, and released in the proceeding?

This paper has been accepted, presented in the top conference of computer science, and released in the proceeding since last month. However, recently, other readers find a fatal and ridiculous error ...
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Correcting a mistake in my journal article after it's been published

My research is in humanities and social sciences and my article was published in a journal in Dec 2016. When the online issue came out, I immediately realised that a mistaken was made, where quotation ...
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Discovering mistakes in thesis after submission and printing [duplicate]

So here is my issue - I submitted my thesis 2 years ago and it was accepted and i was granted the M.S. degree (I am in the US, BTW). Now, when I opened it to read some portions, I found some missing ...
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Erratum for scientific articles

I suspect that I have found a mistake in a scientific article (within the field of mathematics). Before bothering my colleagues with questions regarding the legitimacy of the content, I would like to ...
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What to do about an important typo mistake in my submitted conference paper?

I just noticed there is an important typo mistake in my recently submitted conference paper. Actually it is like inserting a "-" where it shouldn't be and of course the whole algorithm might not ...
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How to overcome a mistake you make in your proof and regain motivation?

I am an undergraduate student in computer science, and I have been working as an undergraduate researcher in theoretical computer science for 7 months. There was this problem that my supervisor ...
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Can a committee reject thesis after approving it

Is it possible that thesis committee first signs off on a thesis and later discovers some weakness (not plagiarism or academic dishonesty, but weak sections or incomplete tables) and rejects it. I am ...
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Mistakes post publication

I just discovered some mistake after the online publication? There are two mistakes- instead of figure S4A (supplementary figure), it says Figure S3A at two places. It's very embarrassing, should I ...
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Should I write a comment paper regarding the following issue? [closed]

I have read a recent paper (actually not published yet but is accepted for publication). In this paper the authors consider two scenarios and discuss performance of the considered scenarios. I am 100% ...
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Mistake in others' papers: how often? [closed]

Recently I have some experiences in mistakes in the others' papers. One instance was that the formula was simply wrong, and another instance was that the method was numerically impossible to implement....
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Corrigendum to correct formatting/aesthetic errors previously brought up during proofing process

After a lengthy review process, I finally published my first paper. Unfortunately, upon seeing it in print, I was immediately dismayed. During the proofing process, formatting errors appeared on the ...
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Found two errors in submitted manuscript

I very recently submitted a manuscript to a journal and found that I had mislabeled y axis on three panels of a many panel figure (put relative activity (%), instead of fold change in phosphorylation)....
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Consequences of a master thesis with errors

I finished my master thesis 6 years ago, since then I gained a lot of experience on my field and also in academia. I can say that in that time I was a "child" , very inexperienced. I think that also ...