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CrossMark Update


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CrossMark, is a service from Crossref, which enables publishers to communicate changes and updates of their scholarly content on the web. Join us to learn more about this exciting initiative from Crossref.

Update on our latest changes to CrossMark:
-The look and functionality of the pop-up box
-Linked Clinical Trials

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CrossMark Update

  1. 1. CrossMark Kirsty Meddings Product Manager Tuesday 21st June 2016
  2. 2. When content changes, readers need to know
  3. 3. erratum corrigendum correction withdrawal retraction new edition expression of concern partial retraction removal addendum clarification
  4. 4. What is CrossMark A button and a set of metadata that informs about Publication status (current, updated, retracted) Funding information Authors’ ORCIDs Publication history Rights or licensing information And much more…
  5. 5. What constitutes a status update? A change significant enough to affect the crediting or interpretation of the work
  6. 6. Machine access Crossref REST API
  7. 7. Reference lists cite with certainty
  8. 8. Online reading environments • CrossMark button on publisher copy of PDF • Opportunities: ReadCube, Papers, Utopia, Mendeley, etc. • Enhance the PDF and display publication update notification • Notify users across all the channels available
  9. 9. CrossMark Best Practices • Comprehensive deposit of publisher metadata • Proper display of CrossMark button above or close to the title of the article • Timely deposits of publication updates
  10. 10. 1. Create a CrossMark Policy Page • Brief explanation of CrossMark • Links to policies on corrections and retractions • Assign a DOI for persistent linking • Deposit this page with Crossref
  11. 11. 2. Deposit CrossMark Metadata (min.) • DOI of the content to which CrossMark button will be added • DOI of CrossMark policy page • DOI of content that this deposit is updating
  12. 12. Allowed status update types addendum clarification correction corrigendum erratum expression_of_concern new_edition new_version partial_retraction removal retraction withdrawal
  13. 13. 3. Add Crossref DOI to web and PDF • HTML metadata <meta name=“dc.identifier” content=“doi:10.5555/12345”> • PDF • sample file at • CrossMark button code needs the DOI to find the metadata
  14. 14. 4. Add CrossMark button to content On HTML article landing pages In PDF articles
  15. 15. 5. Deposit additional metadata • Funding data • License information • ORCIDs • Clinical trial numbers • Any additional custom metadata • Publication history • Similarity Check deposited • etc..
  16. 16. Current content: 20¢ Backfile content: 2¢ Current Content = published in the past two years.
  17. 17. Latest numbers • 3.4 million CrossMark deposits • 300+ publishers • 35,000 status updates • 1100 retractions • 32,000 corrections • 2 million DOIs with additional metadata displaying
  18. 18. Coming soon… • Mobile-friendly responsive pop up box • New button design
  19. 19. Thank you