Corrections Policy

Eduindex News always seeks to publish corrections and clarifications promptly after they come to our attention.

The process

Reporters, writers and editors should promptly act on reports about
potential corrections to originating editors or via the reader
correction-request form. Corrections and clarifications to online
articles should be submitted and approved via the editor
correction-request form.
When a correction is
made online, the story editor is responsible for alerting universal,
home-page and social teams to make the necessary changes to headlines
and blurbs. The change should be made within the article and the
correction should also be noted at the top of the item.
Articles
Clarifications and corrections should be clear, concise and direct.
They must be comprehensible to anyone who reads them, including readers
who may have missed the story that is being corrected. Anyone reading
the correction should be able to understand how and why the mistake has
been corrected.

Blogs

Blog
posts should be updated quickly and transparently to correct erroneous
information. The placement of the correction should reflect the gravity
of the error. Major corrections (e.g., when the headline or driving
premise of the blog post is wrong) should be noted in the headline and
at the top of the post as well as within the blog item.
Minor mistakes may be corrected
and acknowledged within the blog post, using either strike-through text
or parentheses. In many cases, commenters may alert bloggers to
mistakes. When this happens, bloggers are encouraged to acknowledge the
mistake and subsequent correction within the comment stream as well.

Alerts

If we have sent out incorrect information in an alert, we should send
out an alert informing people that the news reported in the earlier
alert was wrong and give readers the accurate information.

Social media

When
we publish erroneous information on the social Web, we should correct
it promptly by publishing a new status or post acknowledging the error.
If it is possible to edit the original
post to note the error and correct the information, this is preferred.
Once the information has been corrected, the incorrect post may be
deleted.
Take-down (“unpublish”) requests
Because of the ease with which our published content can be searched
and retrieved online, even years after publication, we are increasingly
being asked to take down (or “un-publish”) articles from our Web site.
Typically, these requests come from the subjects of unflattering or
embarrassing news articles who claim that they are being harmed by the
articles’ ongoing availability.
As a matter of
editorial policy, we do not grant take-down requests. If the subject
claims that the story was inaccurate, of course, we should be prepared
to investigate and, if necessary, publish a correction. And there may be
situations in which fairness demands an update or follow-up coverage —
for example, if we reported that a person was charged with a crime but
did not report that the charges were later dismissed for lack of
evidence. In short, our response will be to consider whether further
editorial action is warranted, but not to remove the article as though
it had never been published.

Correction and retraction policy

Eduindex News recognize the importance of post-publication
commentary on published research as necessary to advancing scientific
discourse. Formal post-publication commentary on published papers can
involve challenges, clarifications or, in some cases, replication of the
published work and may, after peer review, be published online as Matters Arising, usually alongside a Reply from the original Eduindex News authors.
Complaints, disagreements over interpretation and other matters
arising should be addressed to the editor of the journal concerned.
Because debates over interpretation are often inconclusive, we do not
automatically consider criticisms of review articles or other secondary
material, and in the event that we decide to publish such a criticism we
do not necessarily consult the original authors. Editorial decisions in
such cases are based on considerations of reader interest, novelty of
arguments, integrity of the publication record and fairness to the
parties involved. Publication may take various forms at the discretion
of the editor. The Eduindex News consider correspondence relating to all review-type articles but not to Research Highlights.
Corrections are published for significant errors in non-peer-reviewed
content of the Eduindex News at the discretion of the
editors. Readers who have identified such an error should send an email
to the general email address of the journal, clearly stating the
publication reference, title, author and section (eg News, Essay) of the
article, and briefly explaining the error.