CrossMark Policy

«Scientific Innovations» is committed to maintaining the integrity and completeness of the published scholarly records and demonstrates this commitment by participating in CrossMark.

CrossMark is a multi-publisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to locate the authoritative version of an article or other published content. By applying the CrossMark logo, «Scientific Innovations» is committing to maintaining the content it publishes and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.

Clicking the CrossMark logo on a document will tell you its current status and may also give you additional publication-record information about the document.

For more information on CrossMark, please visit the CrossMark site.

The «Scientific Innovations»'s content that will have the CrossMark logo is restricted to current and future journal content and is limited to specific publication types (see below). Articles in Press will not have the CrossMark icon for the present.

Publication Types

Article Type

Short Description


Publication item giving additional information regarding another publication item, mostly presenting additional results.

Case report

A detailed report of the symptoms, signs, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of an individual patient.


A variety of Erratum. The article does not report errors, but clarifies the data of a previously published article.


Work consisting of a critical or explanatory note written to discuss, support, or dispute an article or other presentation previously published. It may take the form of an article, letter, editorial, etc. It appears in publications under a variety of names: comment, commentary, editorial comment, viewpoint, etc.

Conference proceedings

Published record of the papers delivered at or issued on the occasion of individual congresses, symposia, and meetings.


Letter to the editor or a reply to the letter.


An article describing the corrections made in an article previously published in the same journal. This type of publication is not a variant of Erratum.


Article in which errors are reported that were made by authors in an earlier publication in the same journal.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Text described recommended best practice in medicine.


Argumentative communication, like papers in a discussion, but also perspectives, commentaries, etc.


Work consisting of a statement of the opinions, beliefs, and policy of the editor or publisher of a journal, usually on current matters of medical or scientific significance.


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).

Expression of Concern

A notification about the integrity of a published article that is typically written by an editor and should be labelled prominently in the item title. It is the responsibility of the editor to initiate appropriate investigative procedures, discover the outcome of the investigation, and notify readers of that outcome in a subsequent published item. The outcome may require the publication of a retraction notice.

Original Study Article

Complete report on original research.


Editorial notice of the removal of a previously published article.

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.

Retracted publication

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.

Retraction of Publication

Editorial notice of the retraction of a previously published article.

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.


Refutation of an article previously published in the same journal (in a situation where retraction cannot be performed).


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