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If an article included a significant error, readers will be notified at the top of the article, the erroneous material will be corrected in the body of the article and a footnote symbol will appear at the location of the changes in the article. In other cases, such as the misspelling of a name, the erroneous material will be corrected and a footnote symbol will alert readers that there’s an explanation at the bottom of the article.

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Our approach in writing corrections is to first explain the error and then provide the correct information.

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