To participate in CrossMark publishers must create a CrossMark Policy Page on their own website. This page should be assigned a DOI and registered with CrossRef (see Depositing CrossMark Policy Pages).
You may choose to have one CrossMark Policy Page for all of your titles, or separate policy pages for each title. You will only need to create multiple policy pages if your policies and guidelines vary from title to title.
This page offers guidelines for what should appear on a CrossMark Policy Page. The sample introductory text can be copied. All other information will be publisher-specific.
CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the CrossMark logo <publisher name> is committing to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.
Clicking on the CrossMark logo will tell you the current status of a document and may also give you additional publication record information about the document.
The publisher should include links to retractions and corrections policies elsewhere on its site.
If you do not have explicit corrections policy pages to link to, you should describe those policies on this page. For example, a publisher that issues corrigenda while leaving original uncorrected articles in place should explain that. A publisher that replaces original articles with corrected versions should explain that.
The following guidelines may be helpful for those who do not yet have their own policies:
Publishers may also include links to other policy information, for example
When you deposit CrossMark metadata for an article you can choose to include a version statement. If you do not include a version statement it will default to “version of record”. Publishers should define any additional terminology they use in the Version field of the Status Tab. If they choose to use the NISO Journal Article Versions recommendations, they should include a link to those recommendations.
Publishers should define any fields and terminology used on the CrossMark Records tab for additional metadata.
Publishers should define any fields and terminology used on the CrossMark Record tab for additional metadata, otherwise known as "publication record" information.
CrossMark Policy pages should be deposited as datasets with a “database” called “PublisherName CrossMark Policy Statement”. If you have multiple policy pages (for example different policy pages for different journals) you should include them in the database deposit as multiple datasets. View an example policy page deposit file.