Research doesn’t stand still: even after publication, articles can be updated with supplementary data or corrections. It’s important to know if the content being cited has been updated, corrected, or retracted – and that’s the assurance that publishers can offer readers by using Crossmark.
- Publishers can reassure readers that they’re keeping their content up-to-date and showcase additional metadata.
- Researchers and librarians can easily see the changes to the content they are reading, find out who funded the research, what licenses apply to the content and more.
How it works
Publishers place the Crossmark button close to the title of an item of content on their web pages and in PDFs, and commit to informing us if there is an update such as a correction or retraction.
When a reader clicks on the button a pop-up box appears that headlines the current status of the content: up-to-date, updates available, or retracted, and also displays all of the additional information.