CrossMark

CrossMark LogoCrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative from the CrossRef organisation to provide a standard way for readers to locate the authoritative version of a document. Elsevier recognizes the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record to researchers and librarians and attaches the highest importance to maintaining trust in the authority of its electronic archive. Applying the CrossMark icon is a commitment by Elsevier to maintain the content published and alert readers to changes if and when they occur. Clicking on the CrossMark icon will inform the reader of the current status of a document and may also provide additional publication record information about the document.

For more information on CrossMark, please visit the CrossMark site – www.crossref.org/crossmark

The Elsevier content that will have the CrossMark icon is restricted to current and future journal content and limited to specific publication types (see below) and only on content hosted by official Elsevier websites. Articles in Press will not have the CrossMark icon for the present.

Publication types:

Article Type Short Description
Abstract Abstract of a paper or oral presentation or poster, published as a separate item. A better name would be “extra short communication”. These mostly occur in fairly great numbers in conference proceedings, where not all authors are allowed to publish a full-length article.
Addendum Publication item giving additional information regarding another publication item, mostly presenting additional results.
Case Report Used in medical literature: A detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient.
Correspondence Letter to the editor or a reply to the letter.
Discussion Argumentative communication, like papers in a discussion, but also perspectives, commentaries, etc.
Duplicate Accidental duplication of an article in another Elsevier journal. The text of the article is retracted. The HTML pages are replaced by a single page with citation details and an explanation. The PDF pages remain with a watermark on every page to notify it is a duplicate.
Erratum Article in which errors are reported that were made in an earlier publication in the same journal. Can be Erratum (publishing error) but also Corrigendum (author error).
Full Length Article Complete report on original research.
Practice Guidelines Text described recommended best practice in medical articles.
Removal The text of the article is removed. The HTML pages and PDF pages of the article are completely removed and replaced by a single page with citation details and an explanation.
Retraction The text of the article is retracted. The HTML pages are replaced by a single page with citation details and an explanation. The PDF pages remain with a watermark on every page to notify it is retracted.
Review article Substantial overview of original research, usually with a comprehensive bibliography, generally also containing a table of contents.
Short Communication Short report or announcement of research, usually claiming certain results, usually with a shorter publication time than other papers in the same publication. Appear under many names, such as Letter Papers, Preliminary notes, Notes, etc.
Short Review Short or mini-review.