In an effort to serve our researchers and others in the academic community better, JQM editor(s) believe that clarity in the publishing record is a critical component of information distribution. Recognizing a published article as a finalized “Version of Record” establishes the expectation that it can be relied upon as accurate, complete, and citable. JQM defines this Version of Record as the article paginated in a volume and issue or the initial article publication for open access journals (Open Access journals do not publish any additional versions such as paginated issue/volume versions).
Corrections prior to Version of Record
Articles can be read and cited as soon as they are published online, any changes thereafter could potentially impact those who read and cited the earlier version. JQM provides authors with an opportunity to review the galley proof (or camera ready version) of their article prior to publication with the express goal of ensuring accuracy of the content. Publishing an erratum or corrigendum increases the likelihood readers will find out about the change and also explains the specifics of the change.
When an article is published online but the respective issue is not printed yet, limited corrections may be made at the discretion of the journal editors.
When an article is published in an issue, it is considered as the ‘Version of Record’ and cannot be modified except where legally required. If a significant error is discovered, we will publish an erratum or corrigendum notice to alert all readers to the problem.