Journals Library

News from the Journals Library

CrossMark service now available for Journals Library content

Date: 08 June 2015

Readers of NIHR Journals Library content can now be confident that they are using the most up-to date version of our reports as we have now implemented CrossMark across all of our journals.

The identification service is provided by the DOI Registration Agency, CrossRef, and is used to highlight where the record of scholarly research has changed after publication.

Reports published in our journals undergo a rigorous editorial and production process, but very occasionally it is necessary to make corrections after publication. By including CrossMark logos in the online PDF and HTML versions of our reports we have enabled readers to quickly find out the current status of a document.

Readers simply need to click on the CrossMark logo when connected to the internet, and a status box will tell them if the document is current or if updates are available. This will work even if they are viewing a report that they have already downloaded or one that is on a different website. If the document is not the most up-to-date version, there will be a link to the update on the NIHR Journals Library website.

Clicking on the CrossMark logo will also provide other information about the Journals Library report, such as the funding Programme for the research, its project number and key dates in the research and publication process.

For any queries about CrossMark please contact the NIHR Journals Library team at