Normal Errata, Corrections, and Retractions Processing:
Sometimes an issue includes erratum/errata or corrigendum/corrigenda, (error/errors or correction/corrections), and/or retractions that we may or may not need to further process. Please read the Serials Receiving Specialist instructions below and please note that the instructions on how to photocopy, how to add errata notes in Sierra, and how to file the photocopies can be found in the StaffGuide: Serials Work Study & Hourly Employees guide.
So which errata/erratum/corrigendum/corrections/retractions do we process?
The only errata/erratum/corrigendum/corrections/retractions that need to be processed are:
Errata/erratum/corrigendum/corrections/retractions that do NOT need to be processed are:
Where can Errata/erratum/corrigendum/corrections/retractions be found?
Errata and/or corrections can most often be found in the table of contents, letters section, issued as a loose insert, or at the back of the issue. Occasionally errata is found further into the issue, at the bottom of a page below the article. Pay particular attention for corrections or retractions in peer reviewed research journals. In some journals, the errata will be listed under an unorthodox title; for example, New Scientist entitles their errata section "for the record."
I found it, now what?
Procedures for multiple-page corrections:
Occasionally – most likely in a math journal – you will have an errata section that spans multiple pages. For example, a math journal may have a short article entitled “Corrigendum to… [title of an article from a previous issue].” Any errata over two pages (counting both front and back) should not be photocopied and placed in the binding basket in the usual manner. The reason we will not photocopy more than two pages is because Binding can only tip in two pages.
For multiple-page corrections, follow this procedure:
Replacement Pages and Stickers
Occasionally still, in situations involving past issues, the publisher may opt to simply reprint the page or pages that need to be replaced, or provide stickers. Information on what to do with these when received can be found under the Publisher-Provided Replacements section.
Photocopying errata, adding errata notes in Sierra, and how to file errata photocopies:
Since the Serials work study and hourly employees are responsible for the next stage in processing, please check out the Instructions for how to photo copy errata, how to add errata notes in Sierra, and how to file the photocopies in the StaffGuide: Serials Work Study & Hourly Employees guide.