Open Teleconference February 2022 - JATS4R

Open Teleconference

Note that the February Open Teleconference will take place on Monday, February 14 at 11 am Eastern US time.

Our topic this month will be JATS4R (JATS for Reuse). 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, Jeff Beck of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and Aradhana Mistry of BMJ.

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. JATS4R recommendations are 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)

 The recording is now available:

Audio Recording, February 14, 2022 Open Teleconference, JATS4R