- 1 Data entry tools
- 2 Conversion Tools
- 2.1 To JATS
- 2.1.1 From Word DOCX and other Word-processor formats
- 2.1.2 Native editors
- 2.2 from JATS
- 2.1 To JATS
- 3 Editing Tools
- 4 Validation Tools
- 5 Preview Tools
- 6 End-to-end publishing
- 7 Documentation Tools
Data entry tools
From Word DOCX and other Word-processor formats
eXtyles automates time-consuming aspects of document editing in Microsoft Word and exports to JATS XML (as well as many other DTDs).
Article Authoring Add-in for Word (NLM JATS)
As described at http://authoring.codeplex.com/ , "[t]his add-in for Microsoft Word enables authors/editors to use Microsoft Office Word to create, edit, and save files in the National Library of Medicine's NLM DTD (article or book) format." Though released in 2012, it was developed many years ago.
meTypeset "is a fork of the OxGarage stack" "to convert from Microsoft Word .docx format to NLM/JATS-XML". It is implemented as part of the PKP XML parsing stack.
Open Typesetting Stack (PKP XML Parsing Service)
The Open Typesetting Stack (formerly the PKP XML Parsing Service: sourcecode, beta site) converts Word documents to NLM DTD 3.0 XML, HTML, and PDF using meTypeset and other tools. As of April 2015, it's in beta, with metadata parsing disabled because of poor results. A plugin is being developed for Open Journal Systems (OJS) that will call this service. For more information, see a paper presented at JATS-Con 2015.
Migrate (from Stilo)
A proprietary cloud-based service: http://www.stilo.com/migrate-jats/
Markdown to JATS
PDF to JATS
This is a very difficult problem to solve. Success depends on how well structured your PDFs are and, for batch conversion, how consistently structured your PDFs are.
- Shabash Merops
- The Public Knowledge Project is developing a pipeline for converting PDF to JATS. It will include use of pdfx.
bepress OAI-PMH XML to JATS
oaipmh_jats: "This XSL stylesheet transforms OAI-PMH XML from the bepress Digital Commons platform to JATS DTD 1.1d2 XML. Input is issue-level data; output is as article-level files. Limited metadata fields are used, as this was originally created for the purpose of creating brief article records for deposit with Portico."
JATS to HTML
JATS to PDF
JATS to EPUB
JATS Framework for oXygen XML Editor
Users of oXygen XML Editor and oXygen XML Author can now install support for current versions of NISO JATS (and as a bonus, NLM BITS). Based on a Formal Public Identifier given in a DOCTYPE declaration, oXygen will detect that you are editing a JATS document and provide stylesheets and utilities.
Find the framework at https://github.com/wendellpiez/oXygenJATSframework
Documentation is here: https://github.com/wendellpiez/oXygenJATSframework/wiki
Or skip the page and download a copy directly: https://github.com/wendellpiez/oXygenJATSframework/archive/master.zip. Unzip it and drop the JATS folder into the frameworks folder of your oXygen installation.
PubRef (whose homepage instead says "Pipeline") features a markdown-like editor that produces JATS XML. Documentation is limited, but more is expected well before March 2016.
ARPHA Writing Tool
The ARPHA Writing Tool is an online collaborative authoring tool, providing editing, peer-review and submission functionalities, as an integral component of the ARPHA JATS XML-based publishing platform.
PMC XML Validator
The PMC XML Validator can be used to confirm that a document is valid according to one of the JATS DTDS.
PMC Style Checker
The PMC Style Checker is an online web service that confirm whether an XML document conforms to PMC Style as defined in the PMC XML Tagging Guidelines. Note that the PMC Tagging Guidelines are a profile of JATS -- not every valid JATS document need conform to the PMC Tagging Guidelines.
JATS Preview Stylesheets
The JATS Preview Stylesheets are a series of .xsl, .xpl, .css, and .sch files that will create .html or .pdf versions of valid NISO Z39.96-2012 JATS 1.0 files. The primary purpose of the stylesheets is to support version 1.0 of the Publishing ("blue") tag set of JATS, but they will also work on data valid to JATS 1.0 Authoring ("orange"). Additionally, the stylesheets will work with versions 3.0 and 2.3 of NLM Journal Publishing ("blue") or Authoring ("orange").
These stylesheets are not intended to create production ready files. They can be customized as needed to produce output for any aspect of a publishing system.
See the JATS Framework for oXygen in the XML Editor Tools section below.
ARPHA Publishing Platform
The ARPHA Publishing Platform is a JATS XML-based, end-to-end, online, collaborative, journal publishing workflow that supports the full life cycle of a manuscript, from authoring, to peer-review, publication, dissemination and archiving.
Tools to improve upon the existing documentation for the JATS tag library
Alternative Tag Library viewer
The NISO JATS 1.0 and 1.1d1 Tag Libraries have been ported into an alternative, user-friendly HTML viewer here:
Archiving and Interchange
Book Interchange Tag Suite (BITS)
See this page for the definitive, up-to-date list.
A small browser extension that will add a "permalink" to each of the JATS tag library documentation pages, making it much easier to bookmark specific pages in the documentation and to share links to them, getting around the problem caused by the pages being within frames. Tested for Firefox and Chrome. Instructions and a video are found at the link above.