Management of Comments and Opinions, Errata and Retractions
In addressing corrections, retractions, and concerns, the German Journal of Sports Medicine follows the ICMJE's Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals (https://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf) and the COPE Guidelines for the Withdrawal of Articles (https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction-guidelines.pdf) (1, 2). Regarding supplements, the German Journal of Sports Medicine also follows the recommendations of the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) on "G. Supplements, Theme Issues, and Special Series”.
The journal welcomes critical colleagues and encourages all readers for letters to the editor. Letters to the editor will be sent to the responsible author and printed with answer into one of the coming issues. The Facebook-Account of the journal counts nearly 3000 follower and is also a medium to share comments and opinions to all articles of the journal.
If there are any scientific or other errors in a scientific article, the author will be informed and an erratum will be published in a coming issue. The erratum will be added to the PDF of the article.
Reasonable doubts about an article´s content lead to serious consultations with the author and with all Editors and the possible retraction of the manuscript by the author or the Editorial Office. The retraction will be declared in a coming issue, the online version will be updated.
1. ICMJE. Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journal. Updated May 2022. 2022. https://www.icmje.org/icmje-recommendations.pdf [12th June 2022].
2. COPE Guidelines for the Withdrawal of Articles. retraction guidelines. Updated November 2019. 2022. https://publicationethics.org/files/retraction-guidelines.pdf [12th June 2022].