Open Teleconference October 2019 - JATS4R

Open Teleconference

Note that the October Open Teleconference will take place on Tuesday, October 22 at 3 pm Eastern US time.

Our topic this month will be JATS4R (JATS for Reuse), an initiative that became a NISO working group last year. JATS4R creates recommendations for tagging particular types of content in JATS XML, which optimizes its reusability.  Joining us on the call will be members of the JATS4R Steering Committee, Melissa Harrison of eLife, Kevin Lawson of Sheridan Journal Services, and Nick Nunes of Highwire.

JATS4R's work is predicated on the belief that it is critical for publishers, aggregators, indexers, scholarly web platforms, and digital repositories to agree to use a standard set of XML tags and their definitions and to apply it as consistently as possible to the same parts of article content. This adoption of JATS4R recommendations helps scholarly content creators make XML that improves everyone’s experience with--and discovery of--journal article content as it moves from system to system in the scholarly technical ecosystem.

JATS4R subgroups operate in a lean, agile manner, putting out recommendations on tagging particular discrete article objects in JATS XML at a relatively fast pace. As of this year, JATS4R recommendations are being published as NISO Recommended Practices.

There will be time for questions and discussion, too. We hope you will be able to join us!

Event Sessions


Jeffrey Beck

Literature Program Head
National Library of Medicine (NLM)

Kevin Lawson

Technology Support Group Leader – Editorial and Deliverable Systems
Sheridan Journal Services

The recording for the event is available:

Audio Recording, October 22, 2019 Open Teleconference, JATS4R