Communicable Diseases Intelligence - Policies

Page last updated: 08 January 2019

Permanency of content

From 2019, all articles published in CDI receive a DOI and are permanently published.

CDI participates in the CrossMark scheme; Crossmark is a multi-publisher initiative from Crossref to provide a standard way for readers to locate the current version of a piece of content. By applying the Crossmark logo CDI is committing to maintaining the content it publishes 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.

Retraction and corrections

In order to maintain the integrity and completeness of the scholarly record, the following policies will be applied when published content needs to be corrected; these policies take into account current best practice (See: Guidelines for retracting articles) in the scholarly publishing and library communities.


CDI will consider issuing a corrigendum to correct errors of fact to ensure an accurate publication record. A corrigendum will not usually be published for spelling or grammatical errors. A published corrigendum will be linked to the article of record that it corrects.


A formal retraction will be considered after careful investigation if it is found that a published paper contains errors serious enough to invalidate its results and conclusions.