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





It’s a Wrap! What Happened at XUG 2017

Last week, we hosted our 13th annual eXtyles User Group Meeting, affectionately known as XUG. More than 50 eXtyles users and partners, from first-time to longtime attendees, gathered at the Sheraton Commander in Harvard Square to discuss eXtyles, metadata, technology, and publishing in the 21st century. Read More


eXtyles, New and Improved for You!

eXtyles has always been a customer-driven product, and responding to our customers’ needs is important to us. Here’s what the eXtyles development team has been working on—we’re sure you’ll be as excited as we are! Read More


What We Mean When We Talk About Styles and Tags



eXtyles takes advantage of many familiar Word features to help you automate the editing and XML conversion of manuscripts, such as Paragraph Styles and Character Styles. eXtyles relies on the appropriate application of these styles to correctly process your document, so it is important to know the difference between these styles and how they affect your workflow. eXtyles also makes use of Word fields to insert eXtyles Tags, which are displayed as fielded XML tags (e.g., <jrn>). These also play an important role in processing and XML conversion. 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 Happens to All those Journal Titles?

There cannot be many eXtyles users who have never encountered this message – “eXtyles does not recognize the journal XYZ (in reference ABC). If this is a valid journal title, please send this reference to journals@inera.com and we will add it to the eXtyles journal database.” Many Edifix users will have seen a similar message.



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eXtyles ORCID Integration Suite

We are excited to announce that Inera has expanded support for ORCID in the eXtyles workflow! In addition to automatic XML conversions for manually entered ORCIDs (see our previous post), the eXtyles feature set welcomes a new set of modules: the eXtyles ORCID Integration Suite. Read More


eXtyles New Features Highlighted at XUG 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. Read More


eXtyles adds support for URLs in book references

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: Read More


eXtyles adds support for ORCID

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: Read More


eXtyles enables protection of text in single quotation marks

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 IneraRead More




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