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Demystifying JATS & BITS with eXtyles & Typefi

May 12, 2016

CEO Bruce Rosenblum joined Eric Damitz, Senior Solutions Consultant for Typefi, for a joint presentation in May 2016. Demonstrating an eXtyles-Typefi workflow, Bruce and Eric show how to leverage these complementary solutions to simplify your editorial and publishing processes, dramatically speed up production, and produce quality XML – without any additional effort or XML knowledge. Watch the recorded webinar below, or check out Typefi's summary for more details.

eXtyles New Features Highlighted at XUG 2015  

December 10, 2015

At this year's eXtyles User Group (XUG) meeting, Inera introduced a number of new eXtyles features that will become available in the upcoming months. The highlights are summarized here, but be sure to check out the full presentations for more details.

  • ORCiD Auto-Reconciliation: Coming soon, eXtyles will automatically synchronize author information from an online submission system with the author information in the Word file. This process will compare the two author lists and then automatically integrate the ORCiD data into the XML exported from eXtyles; no copy-and-paste required!
  • Available now! Full eXtyles processing of "live" footnotes and endnotes: eXtyles can now fully process both plain-text and live (i.e., linked) notes within Word during Cleanup, Auto-Redact, and Advanced Processing. Further, eXtyles can convert plain-text notes to live footnotes and endnotes, a feature that allows for a host of enhanced workflow possibilities. Let us know if you'd like to learn more about how you can implement these exciting new note-handling features!
  • Rich metadata import: eXtyles can now import hierarchical XML metadata via the document information dialog - for example, entire funding group elements - and then pass that metadata through to the XML export.
  • Journal database download: Coming soon! You will be able to download from within eXtyles an updated journal database rather than having to wait for a new build for the update. This feature will give you perpetual access to the most current journal database, which helps eliminate eXtyles reference processing warnings about unrecognized journal titles.

Contact us if you are interested in learning more about how these features can enhance your use of eXtyles!


Inera at the First SfEP and SI Joint Conference

August 4, 2015

Inera is delighted to participate in the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) and Society for Indexers (SI) first joint conference, which will be held September 5-7 in York, UK. The SfEP and SI provide professional support to their nearly 2,400 members across the UK. At this event, Dr. Robin Dunford will host both an XML session and an Edifix workshop. The Edifix workshop will highlight the advantages Edifix can provide to freelancers, including increased efficiency and income potential.

Please see our guest post on the SfEP blog, "Reference Editing Solutions for Copy Editors," for more information on Edifix.

XML for Copy Editors, Saturday, September 5, 2 p.m. Robin Dunford demystifies XML in this session that highlights the concepts behind XML, what it is used for, and why it is
important to scholarly publishing.

Automated Reference Editing with Edifix, Saturday, September 5, 3 p.m. Learn how Edifix automates tedious reference-editing tasks and at the same time improves the quality of your copy editing.

Inera and CrossRef Win Top Prize at the NEPCo Awards

October 22, 2014

We are delighted to announce that Inera, in collaboration with CrossRef, took first place at the New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo) Awards on October 21 in Cambridge, MA. The NEPCo Awards highlighted achievements by two or more organizations working as partners, with at least one collaborator having a presence in New England. Inera's submission discussed its 14-year partnership with CrossRef, highlighting the creation of the CrossRef metadata schema, the integration of Inera's automated software testing and CrossRef's quality assurance procedures, and the adoption and expansion of the DOI standard throughout the scholarly publishing community. Congratulations to everyone at Inera and CrossRef for this honor!

For more information about the awards, please see our press release, or click on the video to watch our rapid-fire presentation.

Inera and CrossRef Finalists for the NEPCo Awards

September 29, 2014

Bookbuilders of Boston, a non-profit professional group that serves the needs of New Englanders working in the publishing industry, has announced that Inera, in collaboration with CrossRef, is one of ten finalists for the New England Publishing Collaboration (NEPCo) Awards. The NEPCo Awards will highlight achievements by two or more organizations working as partners, with at least one collaborator having a presence in New England. NEPCo judges will select three winning collaboration projects after the ten finalists describe their projects live on stage in rapid-fire multimedia presentations.

NEPCo takes place on October 21, 2014, and begins at 6:00 pm at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, MA. For more information or tickets to the event, please see the NEPCo website.


ALPSP Awards Spotlight on Edifix

August 6, 2014

ALPSP is posting a series of profiles of the finalists for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing, sponsored by Publishing Technology. They asked Bruce Rosenblum, CEO of Inera, to tell them more about Edifix, the new cloud-based service for bibliographic references.

Read the full interview.

Inera's Edifix® an ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing 2014 Finalist

June 27, 2014

The judges for the ALPSP Awards for Innovation in Publishing have announced the shortlist for the 2014 awards; these finalists include Edifix, Inera's new cloud-based bibliographic reference service. The finalists will be given the opportunity to showcase their journal or innovation in a rapid fire session at the ALPSP International Conference on Wednesday, September 10. The winners will then be announced at the Conference Awards Dinner on September 11.

Read the full ALPSP press release.

Inera Inc. Launches Edifix®, the Premier Web Solution to Correct, Style, Link, and Tag Bibliographic References

May 27, 2014

Authors, reviewers, editors, and readers rely on complete and correct bibliographic reference lists to trace the paths of research through the scholarly record. Edifix, a new cloud-based solution from Inera Inc., the developers of eXtyles, helps researchers, publishers, and librarians ensure that these references are accurate, structured, and linked. For more than 18 years, Inera’s reference tools have saved time and vastly improved reference quality for publishers. With Edifix, Inera’s powerful reference tools are now available to everyone.

Read the full Edifix press release.

eXtyles adds support for URLs in book references

February 26, 2014

eXtyles supports bibliographic references to journal articles that include web addresses, but until recently all other references with URLs were tagged as and were not fully processed. Support has now been added to accurately tag and (in configurations with eXtyles Book Reference Processing) fully process references to books or book chapters that include URLs:

eXtyles customer IARC wins BMA book award

December 18, 2013

eXtyles customer IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer) was recognized at the BMA Book Awards for A Review of Human Carcinogens, IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, Volume 100. The book was highly commended for its excellence in the field of public health. Inera congratulates the team at IARC, and we are thrilled that eXtyles was used in the production of this celebrated publication.

eXtyles User Group Meeting 2013

November 25, 2013

The 9th Annual eXtyles User Group Meeting (XUG) was held at the Sheraton Commander in Cambridge, MA, on November 14 and 15, 2013. Customers and partners from North America, Europe, and Asia joined the Inera team to discuss eXtyles, industry standards, and other current topics in electronic publishing.

eXtyles adds support for ORCID

October 17, 2013

ORCID support has been added to the eXtyles XML export. If ORCID(s) are included in the author line of a manuscript in this form:

John Smith (, Jane Smith (

then eXtyles will export them as:

<ext-link ext-link-type="orcid" xlink:href=""/></ext-link>

inside the <contrib> element when using the NLM DTD (any version), or as:

<contrib-id contrib-id-type="orcid"></contrib-id>

when using JATS, which added the new contrib-id element.

For now, this behavior assumes a manual copy/paste of the ORCID from the online submission system into the Word file.

eXtyles and ORCID

July 25, 2013

ORCID is "an open, non-profit, community-based effort to provide a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers" ( Many partners in the scholarly research endeavor have been quick to show support for the initiative, including individual researchers, research organizations, research funders, professional and learned societies, publishers, and abstracting and indexing organizations.

With the launch of JATS 1.0, the latest version of what was previously the NLM DTD, there is now support for contributor IDs in a widely adopted and supported XML format. Many eXtyles customers are keen to introduce ORCID iDs; however, what is less clear at the moment is when and how publishers will incorporate them into their publication workflows.

Click here to read an overview of the current opportunities and challenges ORCID presents for publishers of scholarly content.

eXtyles enables protection of text in single quotation marks

July 25, 2013

For eXtyles customers who use the Auto-Redact feature, text that falls within double quotation marks has always been "protected" during this process, so that Auto-Redact rules will not make changes to direct quotes. Similar protection of text that falls within single quotation marks presents more of a challenge, since single quotes can be difficult for eXtyles to distinguish from apostrophes.

Inera has recently created rules to apply protection to quoted text in single quotes during Auto-Redact. These rules are not foolproof - for instance, in some cases when a quotation ends with the letter "s" and the surrounding text and formatting are ambiguous, it is difficult for eXtyles to distinguish a quotation from a plural possessive. However, the rules will successfully protect single-quoted material in the vast majority of cases.

If you are interested in implementing these rules, please contact Inera.

CrossRef linking improvement

July 25, 2013

CrossRef has implemented a fix that improves the results of eXtyles CrossRef linking of non-journal references. Previously CrossRef linking would sometimes return the DOI of a journal article that was later published as a book chapter, when the citation in the document is to the book chapter. This linking error would occur when only the journal article, and not the book chapter, had been deposited at CrossRef. It is now much less likely that eXtyles will insert a DOI link to a journal article for a non-journal reference that is substantially the same publication.

Inera releases the eXtyles NCBI Linking module

May 20, 2013

NCBI Linking identifies accession numbers and IDs in Word documents and queries them against NCBI databases such as GenBank, PDB, Swiss-Prot, and so forth. Matched items are linked to their corresponding records on the NCBI website, and Word comments are inserted if an item has been changed, replaced, or removed. Appropriate markup can be exported to XML.

For example, when the module sees this text:

More recently, closely related strains were also isolated … from the ciliate Collinia sp. endoparasitic in euphausiids from the Gulf of California (unpublished GenBank record EU090136), and in a culture-independent analysis of the microbial burden and diversity in commercial airline cabins [7].

it applies the link and the character style db_ncbi_genbank to the text “EU090136”:

More recently, closely related strains were also isolated … from the ciliate Collinia sp. endoparasitic in euphausiids from the Gulf of California (unpublished GenBank record EU090136), and in a culture-independent analysis of the microbial burden and diversity in commercial airline cabins [7].

Clicking on this link brings up the NCBI GenBank record for this sequence.

Module license and maintenance fees apply. Please contact Inera if you are interested in incorporating this feature into your eXtyles configuration.

eXtyles enables insertion of abstracts by PubMed Reference Correction

April 28, 2013

The eXtyles PubMed Reference Correction module can now be configured to insert abstracts after references that link to PubMed. If the customer prefers, these abstracts can be set to toggle between hidden and visible text in Word, and they can be supported as annotations to references when exported to NLM DTD XML.

Please contact Inera if you are interested in incorporating this feature into your eXtyles configuration.

eXtyles implements CrossRef retraction warnings

March 14, 2013

The CrossRef Linking and Reference Correction tools now provide a warning if a reference has a CrossMark record that indicates it has been “retracted,” “withdrawn,” or “removed.” This improvement has been implemented in builds 2575 and later.

New eXtyles Compare to Baseline option

March 14, 2013

The eXtyles Compare to Baseline dialog now has a radio button selection to allow comparison by word (the default behavior) or by character. This option is available in eXtyles only when running in Word 2007 and later.

eXtyles supports Word 2013

February 28, 2013

eXtyles is fully compatible with Microsoft Word 2013.

Inera releases the eXtyles Metadata Export and Upload modules

April 3, 2012

eXtyles Metadata Export and Upload Modules are now available for one-button metadata creation and deposit to PubMed and CrossRef. These modules, which appear in eXtyles as additional export filter options, convert eXtyled Word files (via NLM DTD XML) to either PubMed or CrossRef metadata XML. The resulting XML can be automatically uploaded to the respective site(s). For small to medium-sized publishers in particular, these modules provide an easy way to complete important parts of an online publication workflow.

Inera releases the eXtyles NamesforLife Linking module

April 3, 2012

The eXtyles NamesforLife (N4L) Linking module is now available. N4L Linking automatically identifies biological names in Word documents (currently, validly published names of Bacteria and Archaea at all ranks, from domain to subspecies, as well as names for which a published genome exists; other terminologies are in the works) and provides DOI-based links to the N4L service.

As stated on

In a N4L-enabled document or database, when encountering a name, the user clicks or mouses over it and a menu of authoritative information is displayed: an up-to-date historical record of both the name and taxon in its current and prior states and its synonyms; technical and non-technical papers in which the organism is a key subject; information about its availability from biological resource centers; databases holding molecular sequence data; and reliable information regarding its pathogenicity, utility, and safety requirements are made available.