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Comment #00266 - Archiving non-normative documentation: @pub-id-type value "pii" - z39.96-2012.pdf

Comment 266
Addressed (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (version 1.0) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Laura Randall
2013-05-22 04:39:07
In the Archiving Set Tag Library, the suggested value "pii" on @pub-id-type includes the following:

A more generic “pii” defined as “publisher’s internal identifier” is used by some archives, for example, PubMed Central, to mark “any internal reference identifier that has been assigned by the publisher”.

PMC has ceased using "pii" in favor of "publisher-id".
Submitter Proposed Solution
I'm requesting:
1: The description of "pii" in the Archiving Tag Set be updated to match that used in both the Publishing and Article Authoring Tag Sets which just reads "Publisher Item Identifier."

2: The value be identified as deprecated in the documentation for all 3 Tag Sets

Unless the next change will be non-backward compatible, in which case I'd like to request that the value be removed from the enumerated lists in Publishing (article-id, pub-id) and Authoring (pub-id).
Jeffrey Beck
2013-11-27 11:04:02

Thank you for your comment. The JATS Standing Committe has addressed your request. Non-normative supporting materials including schemas with these additions in place should be available soon.

The Standing Committee's recommendation is:

• The following text will be removed from the JATS documentation, as PMC has ceased using “pii”, replacing it
with “publisher-id”:


     A more generic ‘pii’ defined as ‘publisher’s internal identifier’ is used by some archives, for example, PubMed
     Central, to mark ‘any internal reference identifier that has been assigned by the publisher’.


• The “pii” value will be removed from any tagged examples.


• The value “pii” will be removed from any lists of suggested values.