• Copyright and Licenses
  • Author Name Changes
  • Corrections to the Scientific Record
  • Article Indexing

A hand writing copyright on clear surface, the C is a copyright symbolNavigating copyright when you publish a manuscript with Wolters Kluwer

Even though you wrote and edited your manuscript, did you know that once you submit it to a journal for publication and the journal accepts your paper, the journal owns the copyright? One exception to this rule is when you publish a manuscript via open access. So what does this mean for you if you want to reuse your work? Read full article >

Author name changes

Wolters Kluwer Health journals and books will consider name change requests for reasons including, but not limited to, gender identity, marriage, divorce, and religious conversion. As with other requests for changes to the publication record, we will work with the author or product editor to establish their identity. We will consider with the author or product editor the extent to which we share the request with other authors and product editors and notify readers of changes to a version of record of an article, chapter, or other product. Compliance with notifying the readership on how an historical record or prior version has changed may not be fully met, for example when the person asking for the modification may be at personal risk. Wolters Kluwer Health will work with the author or product editor to make feasible changes to the version of record and all electronic records maintained under its control and will submit changes to publication records held by third parties such as indexing agencies, legal deposit records, and preservation archive platforms.

The mechanism for the correction of publication records for errors in author and product editor names, and discrepancies in authorship lists, is not affected. The policy on not making changes to job roles and affiliations will also not be affected.

Wolters Kluwer Health recommends that authors and product editors register with ORCID as a scholarly identifier and a way of linking their publication records irrespective of name change, corrections to names, or other changes in an authorship list.

Close up on pencil eraser on paper with eraser bitsCorrecting the scientific record: Introduction

The relation between errors in the published literature and publication ethics remains in many ways something of a contested concept. Not only is there little agreement as to the scope of the problem, there is also lack of consensus as to what activities, by definition, count as misconduct, particularly in the reporting of research. Read full article >

Pencil eraser erasing the word error on a paperCorrecting the scientific record: Errors in the scientific record explained

How serious is an erratum, notice or expression of concern, or a retraction? They should all be avoided as these errors do not reflect well on the authors, editors, editorial board, peer reviewers, journal, and publisher. Read full article >

Keyboard with changes to middle letters written to say impact factorThe impact factor and other measures of journal prestige

It is a well-known fact that academics worldwide face pressure to publish in prestigious English language journals. And the journal impact factor (IF) is the most widely recognized indicator of journal prestige and influence. Read full article >

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