CrossMark Policy

CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to know the current status of an article and additional publication record information. By applying the CrossMark logo on article webpages and PDFs, the South African Journal of Science is committed to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to updates, such as corrections and retractions, if and when they occur.

Retractions and corrections

A published article forms part of the published record and will not be altered or removed. However, articles may need to be retracted or corrected in order to protect the integrity of the literature. When applicable, a notice of correction or retraction will be published and linked to the original article online.

For more information, please see:

• Corrections policy
• Article retraction policy

Publication record information

When clicking on the CrossMark logo, the publication record information will appear in addition to the status of the article. The following information is included: content type, copyright and licencing, the peer-review process and publication history.

CrossMark Policy page DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2016/crossmark