Crossmark Policy Page

Crossmark is an initiative to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the Crossmark button, Tropical Animal Science Journal is committing to maintaining the content it publishes and alerting readers to changes if and when they occur. Clicking on the Crossmark logo (at the top of each Tropical Animal Science Journal article) will give you the current status of an article and may also give you additional publication record information about the article.

The Tropical Animal Science Journal articles with the Crossmark icon are limited to specific publication types, which are research and review articles. Besides those two types of articles, Crossmark will also be applied to articles with major/substantial changes:

Correction to an Article
Corrections are published to alert readers to errors in the article that became apparent following the publication of the article. It can be Erratum (publishing error) and Corrigendum (author error).

Articles may be retracted for several reasons (, including:
• There is clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of a major error (e.g., miscalculation or experimental error) or as a result of fabrication (e.g., of data) or falsification (e.g., image manipulation)
• It constitutes plagiarism
• duplicate or overlapping publication
• unethical research

In the retraction case, the text of the article is retracted, and a single page replaces the online pages with citation details and an explanation. The retraction notice will be linked to the retracted article (which usually remains on the site), and the PDF will be marked as retracted on every page.


doi: 10.5398/tasj.crossmark