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Comment #00763 - Index Terms in JATS - z39_96-2015.pdf (revision #1)

Comment 763
New (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2015, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, version 1.1 (Revision 1)
Comment Submitted by
Jan Driesen
2017-10-20 01:27:19

In some of our Journals, we include (multiple) indexes. The indexes are similar tot "back of book" indexes. At the back of the issue, the indexes covering all articles (in the issue) are printed. To builld these indexes, content should be tagged inside the text flow (and even titles or footnotes). These "source tags" for these entries would thus live inside the article contents.

From our own publications you can find some (publically available) examples here. Some may have multiple indexes (indexes of historical persons, of manuscripts, ...)

- http://www.brepolsonline.net/doi/pdf/10.1484/J.BPM.4.2017002 (multiple indexes)

- http://www.brepolsonline.net/doi/abs/10.5555/J.PECIA.4.000010

I found similar indexes with some other publishers:

- http://aspd.revues.org/534

- http://ress.revues.org/140

- http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02652040412331335196

Having index tags available would be a requirement for good content archiving & production when using to JATS. It would allow us to tag indexes in a standardized way and deliver the functionality of the index to end-user in a non-paper environment. (requirement)

It would also allow new possibilities such as publishing the article level index online, or auto-generate indexes for "arbitrary" article collections. (not a requirement, but a suggestion)



Submitter Proposed Solution

It may be feasible to adop an indexing system similar or equal to that of BITS? (https://jats.nlm.nih.gov/extensions/bits/tag-library/2.0/element/index-term.html)