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FAQ: Reporting an Error in PubMed

Question: How do I report an error, such as my name incorrectly spelled, in a PubMed citation?


Report errors in PubMed citations directly to the publisher.  The PubMed Data Management System (PMDM) allows publishers or their authorized representatives to update or correct nearly all elements of their citations. 

Supply the following information when contacting publishers about errors in PubMed:

  • PMID
  • Journal name, volume, issue, and page
  • Article Title
  • Author names
  • Clear indication of incorrect and correct information

If the error in PubMed reflects the way the information is published in the journal, request that the publisher publish an erratum as per the NLM policy fact sheet available at:

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