NISO-Umfrage zu Journal Article Versions

NISO requests input on Journal Article Versions

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:

P.S.: NISO, the National Information Standards Organization, a non-profit association accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), identifies, develops, maintains, and publishes technical standards to manage information in our changing and ever-more digital environment. NISO standards apply both traditional and new technologies to the full range of information-related needs, including retrieval, re-purposing, storage, metadata, and preservation.

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