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Smith and Franklin Academic Publishing Corporation, UK has joined CrossCheck, CrossRef and CrossMark in March 2015. These quality benchmarks will be practiced from the end April 2015 and every published article will be check for plagiarism by iThenticate, will be assigned DOI (digital object identifier) and will be tagged with CrossMark to post any latest updates on the published article.

CrossCheck is a multi-publisher initiative to screen published and submitted content for originality. Smith and Franklin Academic Publishing Corporation, UK uses the iThenticate software to detect instances of overlapping and similar text in submitted manuscripts. Wherever you see the “CrossCheck Deposited” or “CrossCheck Depositor” logos, you can be reassured that the publisher whose content you are reading is committed to actively combating plagiarism and publishing original research. View Smith and Franklin Academic Publishing Corporation, UK’s plagiarism policy at the home page of each journal. To find out more about CrossCheck visit

iThenticate is also available to authors and researchers who wish to check their papers before submission. iThenticate compares submitted documents to extensive data repositories to create a comprehensive Similarity Report, which highlights and provides links to any significant text matches, helping to ensure that you are submitting an original and well-attributed document. iThenticate for Researchers is a separate service to CrossCheck.

CrossRef is an association of scholarly publishers that develops shared infrastructure to support more effective scholarly communications. Our citation-linking network today covers over 72 million journal articles and other content items (books chapters, data, theses, technical reports) from thousands of scholarly and professional publishers around the globe. See more detail at:


CrossMark Policy Statement

Smith and Franklin Academic Publishing Corporation is a participant in the CrossMark program - a multi-publisher initiative to provide a standard way for readers to locate the authenticated version of a piece of content.

By applying the CrossMark logo, (as above) Smith and Franklin Academic Publishing Corporation is committing to maintaining the content we publish and to alerting readers to changes if and when they occur.

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

For general author guidelines and information on Smith and Franklin Academic Publishing Corporation publication policy on

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