New NISO Project: Manuscript Exchange Common Approach

Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA)

Voting Members of the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) have approved a new project, Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA), to develop a common means to easily transfer manuscripts between and among manuscript systems, such as those in use at publishers and preprint servers. A new working group will create a NISO Recommended Practice containing an open protocol to support programmatic movement of a manuscript from one publisher system to another’s, among other use cases. Those who are interested in participating on this working group should contact NISO Associate Director of Programs, Nettie Lagace, at