CrossMark

Corrections & Crossmark Policies

 

Version of Record and Journal of Information Security & Cybercrimes Research (JISCR) Corrections Policy

 

In an effort to better serve our researchers, librarians, and others in the academic community, JISCR believes clarity in the publishing record is a critical component of information distribution. Recognizing a published article as a finalized “Version of Record” establishes the expectation that it can be relied upon as accurate, complete, and citable. JISCR defines this Version of Record as the article paginated in a volume and issue or the initial article publication for open access journals (Open Access journals do not publish any additional versions such as paginated issue/volume versions).

 

Corrections prior to the Version of Record

Because articles can be read and cited as soon as they are published (including OnlineFirst publication), any changes thereafter could potentially impact those who read and cited the earlier version. JISCR provides authors with an opportunity to review article proofs prior to publication with the express goal of ensuring accuracy of the content. Publishing an erratum or corrigendum increases the likelihood readers will find out about the change and also explains the specifics of the change.

When an article is published OnlineFirst but not yet published in an issue, limited corrections may be made at the discretion of the journal.

 

Version of Record

When an article is published in an issue (or an Open Access article is first published), it is considered the Version of Record. JISCR is committed to preserving the integrity and transparency of the Version of Record. If a significant error is discovered, JISCR may publish an erratum or corrigendum notice to alert all readers.

JISCR takes issues of copyright infringement, plagiarism and other breaches of best practice in publication very seriously. In the rare cases where a breach of publication ethics or copyright infringement are discovered, JISCR reserves the right to take appropriate action to correct the academic record, including but not limited to: publishing an erratum or corrigendum; publishing an expression of concern linked to the article; retracting the article and publishing an accompanying retraction notice; or removing an article for legal reasons and replacing the removed article with a notice.

 

JISCR’s Crossmark Policy

Building upon our commitment of a reliable Version of Record and our Corrections policy, as outlined above, JISCR also participates in the Crossmark program. This program allows readers to quickly and easily access the status of a piece of published content, including updates, corrections, and retractions, as well as provide valuable article metadata.

On JISCR you will now see the Crossmark button, as shown below, both on HTML and PDF versions of our articles. Clicking on the button makes a pop-up box appear that shows the reader the current status of the article (for example, up-to-date, updates available, or retracted), as well as also displaying any additional information or metadata JISCR has supplied to Crossmark.

Learn more about Crossmark, a multi-publisher initiative from Crossref, at https://www.crossref.org/services/crossmark/.


JISCR content

The JISCR 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 JISCR websites. Articles in Press will not have the CrossMark icon for the present.


Publication Types

Article Type

Short Description

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.