Day/Time: Thursday, May 19,  3:45pm – 4:45pm


  • Alice Meadows, Director of Community Engagement at NISO
  • Brian Cody, Co-Founder and CEO of Scholastica


For your journal articles to reach the broadest possible readership, having them served up via online discovery services is paramount. That generally requires producing machine-readable XML metadata to deposit into content registration and indexing databases. Kind of like ice cream, XML comes in various flavors (aka different formats and schemas).

So what’s the scoop on XML metadata formatting, and how can it support more equitable research dissemination and DEI in scholarly publishing? During this session, we’ll overview:
– JATS XML — the standard markup language for journal article metadata developed by the National Information Standards Organization (NISO)
– How the quality of the machine-readable metadata associated with articles (or lack thereof) can affect scholars’ levels of representation in the research literature
– Why publishers should prioritize producing rich, standards-aligned metadata and where to start