ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2015

1 Purpose

The purpose of the NISO Journal Article Tag Suite (NISO JATS) standard is to define a suite of XML elements and attributes that describes the content and metadata of journal articles—including research and non-research articles, letters, editorials, book and product reviews—with the intent of providing a common format in which publishers and archives can exchange journal content.

The intent of the Tag Suite is to preserve the intellectual content of journals independent of the form in which that content was originally delivered. The Tag Suite enables an archive to capture structural and semantic components of existing material without modeling any particular sequence or textual format.

This standard also includes three implementations of the suite, called Tag Sets. These tag sets are built from the elements and attributes defined in the Suite and are intended to provide models for archiving, publishing, and authoring journal article content.