Correction and retraction policies

Correction and retraction policies

Corrections to published work

Honest errors are a part of science and publishing and require publication of a correction when they are detected. We expect authors to inform the journal’s Editorial Manager ( of any errors of fact they have noticed (or have been informed of) in their article once published. Corrections are made at the journal’s discretion.

As Publisher, Hellenic Neurological Society has a duty to maintain the integrity of the scientific record. For this reason, minor corrections that do not affect the scientific understanding of the paper (for example formatting or typographical errors or preference of wording) may be rejected if submitted post-publication in order to prevent discrepancies downstream.

The correction procedure depends on the publication stage of the article, but in all circumstances a correction notice is published as soon as possible:


Publication in an issue

If the article has already appeared in an issue, a correction notice will be printed in the next available print issue. The online version of the article will link to the correction notice, and vice versa.



Retractions are considered by journal editors in cases of evidence of unreliable data or findings, plagiarism, duplicate publication, and unethical research. We may consider an expression of concern notice if an article is under investigation. All retraction notices explain why the article was retracted. The retraction procedure depends on the publication stage of the article:


Author name change requests


As an inclusive publisher, Hellenic Neurological Society wishes to ensure a smooth process and experience to facilitate author name changes after publication.


Authors may change their name for many reasons, including marriage, divorce, change in religion, change in gender identity, and other personal reasons.

As part of our author name change policy, Hellenic Neurological Society will seek to uphold the following principles.

  • As changing one’s name is a deeply personal decision, Hellenic Neurological Society acknowledges that an individual might not wish to disclose the change to a large audience. Authors have the option to update their name with or without indication that a change has been made. The changes will be made directly on the article(s). Unless explicitly requested, Hellenic Neurological Society will not include a notice of correction in any format.
  • Hellenic Neurological Society respects your right to privacy and will not inquire as to the reasons for the name change or request evidence documenting a “legal” name change. However, authors must confirm that they are requesting the change on behalf of themselves.
  • Hellenic Neurological Society will not request the approval of any co-authors on the paper to update the name. Researchers may wish to inform their co-authors of the change, for example, so that they use an updated offline copy or change the way they cite the publication. Alternatively, Hellenic Neurological Society will notify the corresponding author alone as standard practice. Authors may instruct Hellenic Neurological Society to wait until a particular date to enact the name change to allow time to communicate with co-authors if desired.
  • As part of any author name change request, Hellenic Neurological Society will endeavour to make any necessary changes to all references to the author’s identity, for example, email address, pronouns, images, authorship byline or any other occurrence within the body of their paper.
  • Hellenic Neurological Society recommends using an ORCID iD to authors who change their name and want to ensure that all of their prior publications are discoverable in one place.  
  • Hellenic Neurological Society will update the PDF and HTML versions of the paper on our website and will alert downstream indexes and databases through supplying updated metadata.  If an author wishes their work to be fully discoverable in all indexing and archiving sites under both prior and current names, authors may need to contact the indexes and databases directly.
  • Unfortunately, Hellenic Neurological Society does not have the ability to update citations in other publications for papers in which a name change has been made.
  • Hellenic Neurological Society will retain an original copy of the article to ensure that changes have been made accurately and to be able to demonstrate what versions of the article have been published at any given point, should that be required (e.g., for legal purposes). The original version will not be made publicly available.
  • In addition to correcting past publications, our staff will work with authors to ensure that name changes are reflected upon request. 


 To request an author name change, please contact the journal’s editorial office at