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Comment #00387 - Release date for green open access - z39.96-2012.pdf

Comment 387
Addressed (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2012, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite (version 1.0) (Revision 0)
Comment Submitted by
Nikos Markantonatos
2013-12-11 07:47:00

The licensing model of "green open access" or "self-archiving" of peer-reviewed journal articles is rapidly gaining acceptance in the publishing world. This is in contrast to the "gold open access" or simply "open access", whereby the publisher grants free access to an article immediately. Typically, publishers granting green open access, impose an embargo period of a number of months before the article can become publicly available.

Current support for open access licensing does not include a "release date", which effects the embargo period.

Submitter Proposed Solution

In the Elsevier DTD, the release date in green open access licensing model is encoded as follows:

<delayed-sponsored-article release-date="2014-06-01"/>

Under the JATS DTD, we could add a element under . For example:

<license license-type="green-open-access">

... ... ... ...
<date date-type="release-date">
Ms. B. Tommie Usdin
2014-03-03 15:23:42

Thank you for your comment. The JATS Standing Committe has addressed your request. The Standing Committee's recommendations are available http://www.niso.org/apps/group_public/document.php?document_id=12339. We expect these changes to be incorporated in the next revision of the Standard with is scheduled for the summer of 2014.