What is Crossmark?

Crossmark is a multi-publisher initiative from Crossref 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.

IIETA Content

The IIETA content that will have the CrossMark icon is restricted to current and future journal content and limited to specific types of published documents (see below). It will also only apply to content actually hosted by the IIETA. Forthcoming articles will not have the CrossMark icon.

Document type


Full length article

A complete report on original research that would be cited as a source by other researchers.


A notice 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).

Review article

A substantial description and/or evaluation of original research, usually with a comprehensive bibliography, generally also containing a table of contents.

Short communication

A short report or announcement of research or events, usually with a different peer-review process than other content. Appear under many names, such as Meeting minutes, Notes, Preliminary report, etc.

Short review

A short or mini-review.

Policies on Article Retraction and Removal

The IIETA fully recognizes the importance of the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record to researchers and engineers. Considering the best practice in the scholarly community, the IIETA’s policies on article retraction and removal are outlined below.

Article retraction may occur in a clearly documented instance of infringement of professional ethical codes, such as plagiarism, multiple submissions, bogus claims of authorship, to name but a few. Occasionally, a retraction will be used to correct errors in submission or publication.

Article removal may occur as a consequence of legal limitations upon the publisher, copyright holder or author(s). If electronic rights to the content cannot be secured, an article may also be removed prior to online publication of the journal.

The above policies will be revisited as standards evolve and change.