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NISO requests input on Journal Article Versions Cynthia Hodgson 25 May 2010 19:20 UTC

Online publishing allows for the release of multiple versions of journal
articles -- and these growing practices are redefining our concept of
"publishing" and the "version of record." How do we determine when a
manuscript is considered final? Which version should be cited? How do we
best indicate online article versions?

In 2008, NISO published the Recommended Practice, "Journal Article Versions
(JAV): Recommendations of the NISO/ALPSP JAV Technical Working Group" (NISO
RP-8-2008; available at The
recommended version classifications could be incorporated into article
metadata for database management, archiving and cataloging, online display,
and more.

Now, NISO would like to hear what you think -- how do you manage version
control of journal articles? Are you amenable to industry standards for
online versions? Who is responsible for managing such  version metadata?
Please take a moment to contribute your perspectives  by answering this
short survey by July 16, 2010. It should take no more than five minutes to
complete. Following the survey, a report of the results will be made
available on the NISO website.

The survey can be found at:

Thank you for your time!

Karen Wetzel, Standards Program Manager, NISO
Lettie Conrad, Online Product Manager, SAGE Publications, Inc.

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Phone: 301-654-2512