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Corrections (Errata) 

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

Journals should publish corrections (or errata) following errors or important omissions made by authors or introduced by editors, manuscript editors, production staff, or printers.,, According to the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, journal editors have a duty to publish corrections in a timely manner; however, the age of the original article in which the error was made should not be used as a reason not to publish a correction. Corrections to print publications should be published on a numbered editorial page and listed in the journal’s table of contents. It is preferable to publish corrections in a consistent place

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