Corrections and retractions

Rarely, it may be necessary for Mattioli 1885 to publish [corrections] to, or [retractions] of, articles published in its journals, so as to maintain the integrity of the academic record.

In line with BioMed Central’s [Permanency] policy, [corrections] to, or [retractions] of, published articles will be made by publishing an Erratum or a Retraction article, without altering the original article in any way other than to add a prominent link to the Erratum/Retraction article. The original article remains in the public domain and the subsequent Erratum or Retraction will be widely indexed. In the exceptional event that material is considered to infringe certain rights or is defamatory, we may have to remove that material from our site and archive sites.

It may be possible for minor corrections to published articles to be made by the original author(s) posting a comment on the published article. This would only be appropriate where the changes do not affect the results or conclusions of the article. See our [Comments] policy for further information on posting comments.


Changes to published articles that affect the interpretation and conclusion of the article, but do not fully invalidate the article, will, at the Editor(s)’ discretion, be corrected via publication of an Erratum that is indexed and linked to the original article. Changes in authorship of published articles are corrected via an Erratum..



On rare occasions, when the scientific information in an article is substantially undermined, it may be necessary for published articles to be retracted. Mattioli 1885 will follow the COPE guidelines in such cases. Retraction articles are indexed and linked to the original article.