Wiley-Blackwell announced its participation in CrossRef's CrossMark service, which aims to clarify among different versions of scholarly articles being discovered by readers online. An article may be discoverable in the submitted version, the accepted version, and the published version, and may also have additional enhancements, amendments, and updates on some versions. The service standardizes the way readers can identify and locate the most up-to-date version of the content.
Publishers who participate in the service, such as Wiley-Blackwell, will implement the CrossMark logo on the content. Researchers can click on the CrossMark logo to find out the current status of a document as well as additional publication record information. CrossMark also works on PDF content that users download to their devices from Wiley-Blackwell. Currently in its pilot phase, CrossMark is due to launch in full in early 2012.