European Science Editing 47: e62065, doi: 10.3897/ese.2021.e62065
Maintaining the integrity of the scientific record: corrections and best practices at The Lancet group
expand article infoAshley N Cooper, Jessica E Dwyer
‡ The Lancet, London, United Kingdom
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A transparent corrections process is essential to assist in the maintenance of public confidence in scientific and medical research. In the era of preprints, fast-paced peer review, and early-access publication, errors and oversights from both authors and editors might be more common. The swift and open correction of the public record requires the participation of authors, journal editors, and publishers, and in this Viewpoint we share The Lancet group’s best practices around errors and corrections.

correction, error, ethics, publication