JATS v1.1

NISO Z39.96-2015 version 1.1 was approved as a standard by NISO on October 22, 2015 and by ANSI on November 19, 2015. The current NISO Standard version is 1.3.

The schemas and documentation specific to version 1.1 are available on this site.

Message to jats-list from NISO Standing Committee Co-Chairs

"Comment on JATS 1.1" 2016-01-13

While we had every intention of making JATS 1.1 backwards compatible with JATS 1.1d3, there is one change that users of the draft should be aware of. There was an error in the ALI namespace declaration in JATS 1.1d3 which has been corrected in JATS 1.1.

Specifically, the ALI namespace, as specified by NISO in NISO RP-22-2015 is:


with a trailing slash. JATS 1.1d3 did not have the trailing slash; it has been added in JATS 1.1.

We know this correction will inconvenience some users; we think promulgating the wrong namespace for ALI would be worse.

Jeffrey Beck & B. Tommie Usdin
NISO JATS Standing Committee