The Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) DTD and its predecessors have been the standard for online journal publishing for over a decade—but how much do you know about how that standard came to be?
In summer 2017, Inera CEO Bruce Rosenblum sat down with NISO to talk about all things JATS: its origins in the NLM 1.0 DTD, key players and current developments, its counterpart BITS (the Book Interchange Tag Suite), and new sibling STS (the Standards Tag Suite).
As an early collaborator on and champion of JATS and BITS, a former NISO Board member, and a member of the STS Working Group, Bruce has unique insights to offer into the history of JATS and its future prospects. We hope you’ll enjoy this interview as much as we did!
(Originally published in NISO Newsline, September 2017; reproduced here with permission from NISO.)