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NLM Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Suite
Abbreviation: NLM JATS
Scope: Common format for exchanging journal content
Topic: Generic Corpus Annotation
Standard body: Other
Keywords: NCBI, NLM, journal content

The specification of the NLM Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Suite was created by the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Its aim was to develop a common format, which simplifies the creation process of textual content like articles or books, and enables publishers and archives to exchange them. The specification includes a set of XML schema modules and several tag-sets with elements and attributes describing textual and graphical content. By using the tag sets, various kinds of documents with certain structural needs and concepts, such as journal articles, books, letters, editorials and product reviews, can be structured.

The specification includes the following Tag Sets:

  • Archiving and Interchange Tag Set
  • Journal Publishing Tag Set
  • Article Authoring Tag Set
  • NCBI Book Tag Set

Furthermore, the specification defines a set of elements for metadata description.

Other standards in the same topic(s):

Abbreviation: NLM JATS 3.0
Version Number: 3.0
Status: Published
Release Date: 2008
  1. National Library of Medicine (NLM)
Related Standard(s):