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Weekly News Digest

December 1, 2011 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today.

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Wiley-Blackwell Joins CrossMark Service Pilot

Wiley-Blackwell, the scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons Inc., announced that it is a participant in the CrossMark service from CrossRef—a multipublisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to identify and locate the publisher-maintained version of a piece of content. The program is currently in its pilot phase before its launch in full early next year, and Wiley-Blackwell is one of five pilot publishers who have begun to implement the system on live content.

With the increase of online discoverability of different versions of a paper, it can be difficult for readers to identify what version of a paper they are looking at; it can be the submitted version, the accepted version, the published version, or it can be enhanced, amended, corrected, updated, withdrawn and even retracted. There can be many versions of a scholarly article, leading to uncertainty over what constitutes the version of record; the CrossMark logo on the publishers’ version will always alert readers to changes to a paper since its original publication.

Once the service is in place, clicking on the CrossMark logo will tell a reader the current status of a document and may also give the reader additional publication record information about the document. CrossMark will also work on PDF content that users have downloaded to their machines or devices.

The following publishers are currently participating in the CrossMark Pilot:

  • Elsevier
  • Oxford University Press
  • The Royal Society has implemented CrossMark on 2011 issues of Proceedings B: Biological Sciences
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • Vilnius Gediminus Technical University, Business: Theory and Practice

Source: Wiley-Blackwell and CrossRef

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