Corrections after Final Publication:
Corrigenda and Publisher's Notes

Corrections after final publication can be made either with a Corrigendum or a Publisher's Note.

Corrigenda are brief articles in which authors can address errors discovered in their own published AMS Journal or BAMS articles. Corrigenda are published online and in print. The original article remains as it was published and is mutually linked to the corrigendum online. The PDF version of the corrigendum is appended to the PDF version of the original article in order to correct the record and for the convenience of the reader.

Publisher’s Notes are short footnotes added to the title page of an article explaining an error and recording when the published article was updated with the correction. The Publisher’s Note will appear in the updated full text version online and an updated PDF will also be provided for readers.

A Corrigendum is used if:

  • The errors occur in the body of the article
  • The results and/or figures need corrections

A Publisher's Note is used if:

  • The element that needs correcting is very minor, particularly if it involves elements outside the body of the article (e.g., a misspelling in an author affiliation).

How to submit a Corrigendum or a Publisher's Note

  • Corrigenda should be submitted by the authors of the published paper via the AMS submission system.
  • To request a Publisher's Note, authors of the published paper should contact AMS production staff ([email protected]).

Submit Corrigendum

Submission requirements for Corrigenda

  • A submitted corrigendum must reference the original article and describe the nature of the error and its effects on the results described in the original article.
  • An abstract is optional.
  • The author list for a corrigendum should match the original article. If you have added an author who helped prepare the corrigendum, please include an author comment describing the added author's contributions.
  • The journal's standard page charge is applied for corrigenda (see Page Charges, Waivers, and Fees). 

Peer Review of Corrigenda

Corrigendum submissions will be expedited if they do not require further review by the Chief Editor or handling Editor. However, if the results in the original article are directly affected, another editorial review may be required.

Publication of Corrigenda

Once accepted by the handling Editor, corrigenda are expedited and published in an issue as soon after the original article as possible. 

Requesting Publisher's Notes

Authors should email requests for Publisher's Notes to [email protected].

In some cases, staff may determine that the correction needs to be handled via a Corrigendum, and will guide the author to submit a Corrigendum.

There is no charge to authors for Publisher's Notes.