By David Tuller, DrPH
UPDATE: August 4, 2021
Dr Villemarette-Pittman, the managing editor of Journal of the Neurological Sciences, has informed me that she has learned from Elsevier that a corrigendum has in fact been written and will be published in the near future. She also informed me that she plays no role in deciding on or setting policy about corrections and corregendi, and when or how they are published. I am very glad to hear about the corrigendum. Had I been informed earlier in the cycle of e-mail exchanges that the lack of a corrigendum did not mean that none was forthcoming and that a response from Elsevier was being sought, I would have written the blog post differently and/or updated it sooner. Dr Villemarette-Pittman had responded on behalf of the journal to my initial e-mail about the error, so I assumed she understood the practices and policies around corrections and corregendi. I apologize to Dr Villemarette-Pittman for having made that mistaken assumption.