Editorial Policies: Corrections to Published Articles


Errata

Upon notice of an important error introduced by JoSS that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the Authors or of the Journal, notification and correction of the error will be published as an Erratum, in consultation with the Corresponding Author as possible and appropriate.
 
The Erratum containing the corrected language will be linked to the original article, which will reflect that a correction has been made, and linking back to the Erratum. To preserve the published record, the original publication will not be altered.
 
Authors wishing to notify JoSS of perceived error may contact JoSS staff at editor@jossonline.org. The JoSS Editor-in-Chief is the final arbiter of whether such error meets the test of “importance” to merit publication of an Erratum.
 

Corrigenda

Upon notice of an important error introduced by the Author(s) that affects the publication record or the scientific integrity of the paper, or the reputation of the Authors or of the Journal, notification and correction of the error will be published as a Corrigendum, in consultation with the Corresponding Author and Peer Reviewers, as possible and appropriate.
 
Authors wishing to amend their previously published articles as a matter of correcting such important error must submit a Letter to the Editor requesting the correction, explaining the error and its significance, and presenting any implications on the research, along with transmittal of the corrected language.
 
At the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief, the corrected portion(s) may be circulated to Peer Reviewers for a determination of whether to proceed with publication of the Corrigendum. In any event, the Editor-in-Chief is the final arbiter of whether the error meets the test of “importance” to merit publication of a Corrigendum.
 
If the decision is to publish, the Letter to the Editor will be included in the upcoming JoSS issue, with links to the Corrigendum and corrected language, as well as to the original article. The original article will reflect that a correction has been made within, with an online link to the Corrigendum and corrected text. To preserve the published record, the original publication will not be altered.
 

Refutations

Readers’ criticisms or refutations of published articles will be considered in the form of a Letter to the Editor if its Author provides compelling evidence that a major claim of the original paper was incorrect.
 
Such refutations are peer-reviewed; when possible, the same Reviewers of the original paper will be requested. The Corresponding Author will be given the opportunity to respond or comment, including the option to retract the original article.
 
In any case, the published refutation and any resulting Author comments or retraction will be linked online to the original paper, and that original paper linked to the refutation or retraction.