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NISO's Journal Article Versions (JAV) Recommended Practice to be updated!

  • 1.  NISO's Journal Article Versions (JAV) Recommended Practice to be updated!

    Posted 11-18-2020 14:57

    We are very excited to announce that, following approval by our Voting Members, we will soon be starting working on updating the 2008 Recommended Practice, NISO RP-8-2008, Journal Article Versions (JAV): Recommendations of the NISO/ALPSP JAV Technical Working Group. A NISO Working Group is being set up, and work is expected to begin in early 2021 to define a set of terms for each of the different versions of content that are published (including preprints), as well as a recommendation for whether separate DOIs should be assigned to them. The group will address questions such as: Should there be a single DOI for an article, regardless of version? Different DOIs for each version? How are the identifiers connected and used? How do we define a version? As with all NISO output, the draft recommendations will be shared for public comment before publication.

    There's already been a lot of interest in the working group from the NISO membership and, if you're interested in learning more, please contact my colleague Nettie Lagace ( Thanks!

    Alice Meadows
    Director of Community Engagement
    National Information Standards Organization