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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Some typos in my formulas in my thesis [duplicate]

I found some typos (or errors) in my thesis, one formula, the label of one figure, and one citation. My thesis is done. What should I do? I know some students faked data and their degree were revoked. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Regarding changes in the accepted manuscript [closed]

My paper got accepted before 13 days back in AEU journal. But I want to make several changes (only word change) to the accepted manuscript. How do I request the editor to send my corrected manuscript. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Should I make a fuss about small typos I found in a reference book?

I'm currently taking up a bachelor's degree in history at a distance-learning college. Since history is not a popular degree in that school, they don't revise their history books/ modules regularly. ...
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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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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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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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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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Should an errata contain header and footer text and a page number?

When writing a paper and adding an errata list (spelling out some mistakes that were made in previous versions of the paper), should that list contain the same meta-information as other pages, i.e. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are theses 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 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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Why are there many typos and errors in publications? [closed]

As a PhD student major in statistics, this question actually has bothered me for a long time. I am always not quite sure if it is appropriate to discuss this somewhat sensitive topic publicly. Finally ...
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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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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. ...