Access & License Indicators Revision

Public Comment Period Open! August 19 - September 18, 2021

The NISO Access & License Indicators Working Group looks forward to receiving your comments! You may access the draft document, add a comment, and view comments received, which will be considered by the Working Group prior to final publication. Note: Comments on changed material (indicated in highlighted  text) are prioritized.


This working group began its efforts in late 2020.

It is extending NISO RP-22-2015 Access and License Indicators (ALI) to add metadata and indicators that would allow metadata users, such as content platforms, to filter or target subsets of license information. This filtering or sub-setting would enable applications to determine whether their users can share a specific journal article version – or elements thereof – under specific contexts (e.g., sharing in researcher collaboration groups or on public profiles).


Committee Roster


Dan O'Brien

Assistant Director, Publishing Technology
American Chemical Society