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Published Monday 2 May 2016

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Make sure the scholarly publications you cite are up to date: click on Crossmark

Research publications often have corrections, updates, enhancements, erratum, retractions and withdrawals. How do you find out about these changes and make sure that you are looking at the most recent version of the document?

Crossmark is used by publishers to make sure that you know about important changes to journal articles, conference proceedings or books. You can use it to verify that you are using the most up-to-date version of an electronic document. It also tracks updates such as commentaries and retractions, with direct access to all the publications that are linked to the document.

The Crossmark logo can be found at the top of online documents. Clicking on it shows a status box that says if the electronic publication is current or if any updates are available. See how this looks in the Crossmark gallery.

Crossmark is a service from CrossRef, which is a not-for-profit organisation for scholarly publishing that works to make content easy to find, link, cite and assess. Crossmark logos can be found on documents from publishers who are members of CrossRef.

Find out more about Crossmark.