The publication of standards is a complex process involving committee authorship, multiple rounds of revision, and multi-format and multi-language production. eXtyles provides sophisticated tools for Word-based standard editing and XML-based standard production, and has been adopted as the editorial and XML solution of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).


  • Resolves common Word formatting errors
  • Properly handles symbols and special characters in a wide variety of fonts
  • Provides a unique, user-friendly interface for fast and accurate application of Word styles from an integrated document template
  • Imposes a standard publisher’s house style for commonly used terms, abbreviations, and units
  • Automatically copyedits bibliographic references to any preferred editorial style
  • Identifies citations to ISO standards and queries the ISO database to confirm that the citation is accurate
  • Links references to online databases such as PubMed and CrossRef; linking to in-house standard databases is offered as a custom option
  • Checks references against in-text citations, and objects (such as figures and tables) against in-text callouts
  • Creates rich, accurate XML according to the ISO DTD or other DTDs or schemas with the click of a mouse
  • Provides a critical, reliable step in a multi-format standard publishing workflow

XML Publication Workflows for Standards, an article by Inera CEO Bruce Rosenblum, is an overview of XML workflow options for standards bodies that includes an ISO case study. This article is reproduced with the permission of SES, the Society for Standards Professionals. The article was first published in Standards Engineering, the official SES Journal, Vol. 65, No. 6, November/December 2013. For subscription or membership information, contact SES at

The NISO Standards Tag Set (STS) is an ongoing project to standardize a specific tag set used for standards publishing. The ISOSTS DTD, a JATS-based tag set developed by the International Standards Organization, forms the basis for this new standard DTD.

Co-chaired by Inera CEO Bruce Rosenblum and Robert Wheeler, Director of Publishing Technology at ASME, the NISO STS Working Group has been working for the past 2 years to develop a "standard for standards", aligned with JATS and designed to promote interoperability and increase options for co-publication and distribution of standards (read more). Following documentation updates resulting from the public comment period and passing votes by both the STS Working Group and the NISO CCM Topic Committee, the draft standard STS: Standards Tag Suite, NISO Z39.102-201x is now open for formal NISO membership voting until Thursday, 28 September 2017. The official standard is expected to be released in October 2017.



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