7.1 JATS & BITS: Facilitating the Flow and Preservation of Science


JATS (Journal Article Tag Suite) is an XML format used to describe scientific literature published online. It is a technical standard developed by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO), and was originally developed by the United States National Library of Medicine for archiving and interchange of scientific information. BITS (Book Interchange Tag Suite) is the "book" version of this XML format, and though it is not yet an approved standard, there is increasing interest in adopting BITS for book-related workflows.

Both JATS and BITS XML are important standards, used for passing data and content throughout the scholarly publishing ecosystem. These XML formats are being used for inter-system communication, for workflow automation, and for archiving of data and full text.

This session will present an overview of JATS and BITS, including history, the XML structure, and other basic facts about these XML formats. Practical usage of JATS and BITS and how they are being used in scholarly publishing will also be discussed.

Tony Alves, Director of Product Management, Aries Systems Corporation

Who Should Attend:
Managing Editor/Publisher, Editor-in-Chief

Date: 5/23/2017

Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM