Post Publication Change Policy
Post Publication corrections to journal articles
The published version of your article is the version of record and should remain unaltered as far as possible. It may sometimes be necessary to make a post-publication change, especially if the article contains errors that could affect the interpretation of data or the reliability of information included. Requests for post-publication changes will be carefully considered and only made if necessary and in accordance with guidance from the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).
The following courses of action are available for particular categories of errors:
A corrigendum will be published when you (the author) have made a serious error in your article. The corrigendum is a short statement that explains and corrects the error. The corrigendum is a separate publication that is linked to your original article. The original article will not be changed.
When submitting a corrigendum, the article title should be in the following format:
Corrigendum for 'original article title' by [author name]
An erratum will be published when we (Bristol University Press) have made a serious error in your article. The erratum is a short statement that explains and corrects the error. The erratum is a separate publication that is linked to your original article. The original article will not be changed.
Post Publication Changes
There are certain circumstances (i.e. if the error causes significant problems for the reader or author) in which an article published on Early View may be updated and republished.
Please note that any minor changes which were not included in your proof corrections are not eligible for a post-publication change, and the discretion to decide whether a post-publication change may be made rests with Bristol University Press.
We do not require a corrigendum for changes made in line with our Name Change Policy.
If you wish to make a case for a post-publication change, corrigendum or erratum, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will review your request accordingly.
A retraction may be published if an occasion arises in which the scientific information presented in a published article is substantially undermined due to error or misconduct. In such circumstances Bristol University Press will follow the COPE retraction guidelines. If an article is retracted the original article is retained on BUP Digital with a notice of retraction.
Expression of Concern
An expression of concern may be published If an occasion arises in which there is inconclusive evidence of misconduct. In such circumstances journal editors may issue an expression of concern in line with COPE guidelines.