The January-March 2011 issue of Science Editor is devoted to the theme of correcting the scientific literature, something that happens to our journals on a regular basis. In 2011 alone, we’ve already logged more than 70 corrections. With the advent of rushing to get everything online as soon as possible, sometimes it seems like we are doing more corrections than ever. Or maybe it just feels that way because with online articles, we can go in and fix that darn typo rather than just let it be. Hard to say.
You can check out the post about it at the Science Editor Editor’s Blog, and (if you are a Council of Science Editors member) read the whole thing at the CSE site. Also, feel free to leave a comment and let us know how your publication handles corrections in print and online.—Lauren Fischer