“The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) today publishes the latest update to the JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite standard (ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2021), Version 1.3. JATS provides a common XML format in which publishers and archives can exchange journal content—both articles (text and graphics) and non-article material such as letters, editorials, and book and product reviews. The Tag Suite is the complete set of elements and attributes described in the standard. Along with these descriptions, the standard includes three implementations of the suite, called Tag Sets, which are intended to provide models for archiving, publishing, and authoring journal article content.
Version 1.3 of the standard incorporates public comments made through October 2020. The main update is the inclusion of metadata to describe the XML artifact (as opposed to the content of the article). Other changes to the standard include the addition of models for new information types, questions and answers (adopted from the Book Interchange Tag Set—BITS), new ways of describing awards and grants, and more. All changes are backward compatible with JATS 1.0. …”