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Publication: corrections to published articles
An article published by a Taylor & Francis journal constitutes the Version of Scholarly Record, the final, definitive, and citable version, and includes:
(a) the accepted manuscript in its final form, including the abstract, text, bibliography, and all accompanying tables, illustrations, data; and
(b) any supplemental material. We frequently publish Version of Scholarly Record articles in electronic form ahead of allocation to a given issue. It is our policy (in common with other publishers) not to amend or alter this published Version of Scholarly Record.
"Articles that have been published should remain extant, exact and unaltered to the maximum extent possible"
(STM Guidelines on Preservation of the Objective Record of Science).
We publish corrections to the Version of Scholarly Record as errata or corrigenda (see below) if there is a serious error, for example with regard to scientific accuracy, or if your reputation or that of the journal would be affected. We do not publish corrections that do not affect the contribution in a material way or significantly impair the reader's understanding of the contribution (such as a spelling mistake or a grammatical error).
An erratum will be used if an important error has been introduced by Taylor & Francis during the production of the journal article (one that affects the publication record, the scientific integrity of the paper, the reputation of the authors or of the journal),
including errors of omission such as failure to make factual proof corrections requested by authors within the deadline provided by the journal and within journal policy.
We do not publish errata for typing errors except where an apparently simple error is significant (for example, an incorrect unit). A significant error in a figure or table is corrected by publication of a new corrected figure or table as an erratum. The figure or table is republished only if the editor considers it necessary.
All errata are linked to the Version of Scholarly Record article which they correct.
A corrigendum is a notification of an important error made by the authors of the article. All authors must sign corrigenda submitted for publication, which will then be subject to editor oversight and, possibly, peer review.
All corrigenda are linked to the Version of Scholarly Record article which they correct.
An addendum is a notification of a peer-reviewed addition of information to a paper, for example in response to a reader's request for clarification. Addenda do not contradict the original publication, but if the author inadvertently omitted significant information available at the time, this material can be published as an addendum after peer review.
Addenda are published only rarely and only when the editors decide that the addendum is crucial to the reader's understanding of a significant part of the published contribution.
All addenda are linked to the Version of Scholarly Record article to which they relate.
Comments, responses, and rejoinders
In cases where a comment on a published Version of Scholarly Record article is submitted to the journal editor, it will be subjected to peer review, and shared with the authors of the published Version of Scholarly Record, who are invited to submit a response.
In turn, the response will be subjected to peer review, and shared with the commentator, who is invited to submit a rejoinder. The rejoinder will be subjected to peer review, and shared with the the authors of the published Version of Scholarly Record. However, no further correspondence will be considered for publication.
All comments, responses, and rejoinders are linked to the Version of Scholarly Record article to which they relate.
A retraction is a means to notify the community of invalid results or misconduct: both can be held to compromise the validity and reliability of a paper, and the latter can be held to damage the reputation of the journal.
Retractions with respect to the former are made when the conclusions of a paper are seriously undermined as a result of miscalculation or error.
Retractions with respect to the latter are made when there has been an infringement of publishing ethics or a breach of author warranties, which can include breaches of third party copyright.
The rationale for a retraction will be given in a Statement of Retraction. All Statements of Retraction are rendered free to view, and are linked to the Version of Scholarly Record article which they retract; the Version of Scholarly Record will be digitally watermarked RETRACTED.
Taylor & Francis may be obliged to retract and remove an article in cases, for example, where an article is or is likely to be the subject of a court order, and a Statement of Retraction will be posted, incorporating the original bibliographic information.
Errors in PubMed
It is possible that conversion or other errors can occur when content is sent to PubMed.
Read their policies on correcting typographical errors.
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If the mistake is also in your article (in print or online), please read the information above. If you decide that an erratum is necessary, please contact the production editor or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org).