News, Events, and Industry Updates for the Scholarly Publishing Community

STS Draft Standard & DTD Released for Public Comment Period

The NISO STS Working Group announced today that the draft standard STS: Standards Tag Suite, NISO Z39.102-201x, has been posted at for public comment. Co-chaired by Inera CEO Bruce Rosenblum and Robert Wheeler, Director of Publishing Technology at ASME, the group has been working for the past 18 months to develop this "standard for standards", aligned with JATS and designed to promote interoperability and increase options for co-publication and distribution of standards. Read More

Inera and Overleaf – Working Together to Improve the Author Writing Experience

Overleaf, an innovative provider of scientific writing and publishing tools and Inera, provider of the eXtyles and Edifix family of editorial and XML solutions, announce a partnership to improve the author writing experience by helping authors easily structure, correct and then upload and use their bibliographies while writing. Read More

Latest Office Update (October 2016) and eXtyles

On October 11, 2016, Microsoft released the latest security and non-security update for Office. Unfortunately, eXtyles users have reported that Word hangs, crashes, or completely disables eXtyles immediately after this update is installed. In the 17 years that we have provided eXtyles as a workflow solution, this is the first time Microsoft has issued a patch that has had this kind of impact. Read More

Crossref Updates DOI Display Guidelines

In late September, Crossref announced an upcoming change to their DOI display guidelines. In short, the recommended format for displaying DOIs will be as follows: Read More

Critical eXtyles Patch for PubMed Linking Modules

Update: The grace period given to eXtyles users for HTTP-support for PubMed Reference Checking has been disabled. PubMed Reference Checking now requires the the HTTPS patch available in this news post. (updated Jan. 20, 2017)   Read More

What's New with eXtyles and ORCID?

Since our original post was published, there have been many new developments with ORCID. At the basic numbers level, ORCID now has 800,000 registered users and 142 members, over 100 of whom have integrated ORCID identifiers into their workflows and systems (a list of current integrations with ORCID is available here). Read More

eXtyles customer IARC wins BMA book award

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.  Read More

CrossRef linking improvement

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. Read More

eXtyles and ORCID

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.  Read More