Version 1.1

JATS version 1.1 reflects the changes that have been made to v1.0 based on public comments. This version is an official revision to the NISO Standard. It was released on 8 Jan 2016.

The schemas, including versions with MathML3, and documentation specific to version 1.1 are available on this site.


The Archiving v1.1 Tag Library is available at

The Tag Library for the OASIS table model is available at

Available schemas

The models and constraints in this Tag Set are encoded in several schema languages:

All of the schema files for this Tag Set are available by anonymous FTP:

In addition, the schemas are available at the following URIs:

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