AOSIS is committed to preserving the historical accuracy of all its publications. A correction is not intended to replace the original manuscript as it constitutes the final, definitive, and citable version in the scholarly records. If the error was introduced during the publishing process, the AOSIS Publishing Office should be contacted.
What to do if you have found an error in your article
Authors of the published article must inform AOSIS promptly by submitting a correction online if they become aware of an error needing correcting. If the correction is approved, we will publish its notice and link it to the original article online.
Examples of corrections we would consider including:
- a spelling error or factual error in the title
- incorrect author list or misspelt name(s)
- incorrect, omitted or additional affiliation (only, if this was incorrect at the time of submission)
- error in ORCID
- error in the Copyright line
- error in correspondence details
- error in the submitted and accepted dates
- error in the article category heading
- missing or incorrect citation of the article
- correction for missing or misleading text, in an otherwise reliable publication, if the meaning is changed or an error was introduced
- error in statistical data that does not alter conclusions
- error in medical terms, such as the wrong slide of microscopy provided
- amendment to tables, figures, and appendices, if the meaning is changed or an error introduced
- figure source, attribution or permission information missing
- poor figure quality
- missing or incorrect conflict of interest or disclosure statement
- omitted or incorrect funding information (e.g. funding number or organization name)
- error in online-only supplemental data
- incorrect reference, or misspelt author name in the reference list (not additional or updated references or citations)
- mislabeled figures or tables.
Although we consider all submitted corrections, we do not publish corrections that would not affect the article in a material way or significantly impair the reader’s understanding of the article.
How to start the submission process
The correction is uploaded and processed online, so you need to register and login to the journal website. Start the 5-step submission process using one of two methods:
- In your My User Home, select New Submission next to Author.
- In your My User Home, select Author, and underneath the heading Start a New Submission, select CLICK HERE.
How to submit your correction
Each step is on a separate page. The submission process can be interrupted at any time; when you return to the site, you can continue from where you left off. You can scroll down and click on the Next button to save your work and advance to the next page:
- STEP 1: Ensure to select the appropriate journal section, labelled ‘Correction’.
- STEP 2: Upload the edited correction template and author change request form (if applicable)
- STEP 3: Insert into the metadata all the authors of the original published article and formulate the title as ‘Corrigendum: Title of original article’.
- STEP 4: Upload supplementary files (e.g. new table or figure).
- STEP 5: Confirm files and Finish Submission.
After completing the manuscript submission, you will receive a submission confirmation via email. You can also login to the journal website at any time to check the status of your manuscript.