Post-publication discussion and amendments
The editors encourage and hope for academic debate and constructive criticism in discussions after the publication of scientific articles. During discussions, shortcomings of already published articles may be revealed, among which there may be significant and non-significant errors that were not detected or that could not have been detected during the editorial process.
In order to reduce the risks of such concerns, the editors are obliged to coordinate any changes to the manuscript's text in the process of editorial and publishing preparation with the authors, in particular, the responsible author. As an exception, minor editorial corrections of the text regarding spelling and/or grammar are allowed for publication without agreement with the authors.
At the same time, the editors encourage authors and readers to engage in active post-publication communication, constructive discussion about the results of published research, identifying prospects for its application, or expressing doubts about the argumentation or significance of the article for the development of science.
When discussing articles (publication of open opinions, articles on the forum, corrections, critical comments to the published article and the author's responses to criticism, etc.), no comment may contain personal images of any of the authors or editors, reviewers, discriminatory remarks, subjective evaluation and/or performance characteristics of the publication.
Changes and corrections
The journal adheres to the generally accepted rules and recommendations of Elsevier regarding the correction of minor and major errors in published materials.
Acceptable and minor errors in a published article that do not affect its content or the scientific integrity of the study (eg, typographical errors, incorrect citations, incorrect page numbers in article titles, etc.) can be corrected by publishing changes.
This is done by replacing the original PDF with the corrected one, along with a correction message in the "Changes" tab detailing the errors and changes made to the original PDF.
The original PDF file will be marked with a correction note and a reference to the corrected version of the article with the corrections. The original PDF will also be archived and available on call under the same Erratum (Changed) tab.
Correction of significant errors
Corrections are published in the event that already after the publication of the article, significant errors are discovered that significantly affect the research integrity and content of the article.
The main reasons for publishing corrections are changes in authorship, unintended errors in research results, errors in labeling tables and figures, etc.
Corrections are published as a separate publication and registered in their own DOI.
The decision to publish errors or corrections is made by the editor-in-chief after consulting with the authors and the managing editor.