With eXtyles, we saw a quick and substantial return on our investment. We’ve not only saved time and improved the quality of our publications; we’ve also significantly cut our production costs.

Anne Vinnicombe

Vice President of Production and Electronic Publishing at Thieme Publishers New York

Setting aside the fact that eXtyles admirably performs as advertised, what I appreciate about the Inera team is that they come through on their promises: deliverables arrive when expected and run as expected. This sets them aside from many other software vendors.

Barry Bergin

Production Manager at American Concrete Institute

We find eXtyles to be an excellent partner because of their dedication to serving their customers.

Chris Hausler

Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Typefi Systems

Now that production sees how well the eXtyles conversion works, they wish they had done this years ago!

Jim Bender

XML IT Specialist at the United States Government Printing Office

We're definitely loving the advantage we're getting just straightening out references.

Larry Klein

Production Manager at the American Society for Microbiology

We don’t like to think back to the days when we didn’t have eXtyles for Optics Express production. We’re having great success with the software.

M. Scott Dineen

Director of Editorial Services at the Optical Society of America

Our return on investment in eXtyles is Inera’s commitment to the quality and adaptability of its product, the expertise of its staff, and the sincerity with which that staff interacts with its customers.

Peter Olson

Senior Copyediting Coordinator at Dartmouth Journal Services

eXtyles is the only tool we never consider changing or removing from our workflow.

Rob O'Donnell

Electronic Publishing and Production Director at Rockefeller University Press

It's a pleasure to promote eXtyles, as it really does magic in our documents.

Serge Juillerat

System Specialist at the International Organization for Standardization

People in our production working with eXtyles see something magical.

Sergey Strelkov

Deputy Head of Computer Support, MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica

eXtyles User Group Meeting (XUG) 2018

The 14th Annual eXtyles User Group Meeting (XUG 2018) will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the Revere Hotel in Boston, MA. All eXtyles customers are encouraged to attend.

Click here to register for XUG 2018!

Meeting Information

Registration and breakfast begin at 9 a.m. The meeting proper runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the reception from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

XUG 2018 will include:

  • What's New? The latest and greatest in eXtyles and Edifix

  • Concurrent Sessions

    Journal Workflows 2020
    What’s it all about? A look at the increasingly complex world of electronic journal publishing — featuring Inera, customer, and partner presentations on automating metadata collection, visual abstracts, what’s new in JATS 1.2, best practices for citing preprints and data, and more

    Who should attend? Anyone involved in the publication of journal content! 

    Presenters from: Aries Systems, JAMA, APA, and more

    Getting Your Complex Content Online

    What’s it all about? A look at the challenges of online publications with more moving parts than the classic journal article — including books, standards, and reports — featuring Inera, customer, and partner presentations on depositing content to NCBI Bookshelf, intake of standards, the complexities of a Word-to-PDF workflow, and more 

    Who should attend? If your organization publishes books, standards, reports, or other complex content, this session is for you!

    Presenters from: NCBI Bookshelf, ASTM Compass, PubFactory, and more

  • Breakout Tables and Group Discussions

    The Pain-Point Forum

    Where are the pain points in your publishing workflow? From submission systems to XML quality control, from authors to vendors, from metadata curation to EPUB creation, tell us which parts of your process are challenging you, and we’ll give you space and time to talk about them with your peers.

    We encourage you to weigh in now on topics you'd like to discuss by completing this short survey!

    The ℞ Forum

    While you’re exchange woes and hard-won wisdom about a variety of publishing challenges with other Inera customers, we’ll be listening and taking notes — and asking ourselves the question "How can eXtyles help?" We’ll wrap things up with a group discussion and some answers to that question.

  • Industry Updates: Recent developments in the publishing ecosystem relevant to eXtyles customers

  • Networking: Plan to stay for the evening reception!

  • ... And More! A complete agenda will be posted in the coming weeks

Click here to register for XUG 2018!


Venue Information

The Revere Hotel is located in downtown Boston, near the famous Boston Common. Inera has reserved a limited number of guest rooms, which will be available at a group rate of $259. We encourage you to book your accommodations as soon as possible, as hotels in Boston tend to fill up quickly; the special room rate will be available through October 17, 2018. Hotel bookings can be made through the dedicated XUG page on the Revere site or by calling 1-877-673-8373 (be sure to mention the eXtyles User Group Meeting).

Should the Revere room block fill up, we can recommend several other hotels close by, including:

►► Watch this space—and our newsletter, Twitter, and LinkedIn page—for further details as we get closer to the date!


Previous XUG Meetings

XUG 2017

The eXtyles User Group Meeting (XUG) 2017 was held on November 2 and 3 at the Sheraton Commander in Cambridge. Read a summary of the meeting, or click on the links below to access the slide presentations.

Thursday, November 2

9:00 a.m.            

Breakfast and Registration

Terrace Room
9:00 a.m. First-Time XUG Attendee Welcome and Orientation


George Washington Ballroom
9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Bruce Rosenblum and Irina Golfman, Inera

George Washington Ballroom
9:40 a.m.

Inera Highlights and eXtyles Enhancements
Elizabeth Blake, Inera

George Washington Ballroom
10:00 a.m. Metadata: How Much More Complicated Can It Get?
Terry Ehling, MIT Press
Gabriel Harp, Cell Press
Rob O'Donnell, Rockefeller University Press
Chuck Koscher, Crossref

George Washington Ballroom
11:15 a.m.

Morning Break

Terrace Room
11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session: Meeting attendees discuss topics in electronic publishing workflows
Customer roundtables, moderated by Inera staff

George Washington Ballroom and Terrace Room
12:30 p.m.


Terrace Room
1:45 p.m.

Breakout Session Follow-up
Group overview of roundtable discussions

George Washington Ballroom
2:45 p.m.

eXtyles New Feature Demonstrations
Elizabeth Blake and Robin Dunford, Inera

George Washington Ballroom
3:30 p.m.

Afternoon Break

Terrace Room
4:00 p.m.

Turning the Ship: Implementing eXtyles in a Large, Multi-Workflow Organization
Marceline Murawski and Nathan Yates, RTI International

George Washington Ballroom
4:30 p.m.

Industry Updates
Bruce Rosenblum, Inera

George Washington Ballroom
4:50 p.m.

Meeting Wrap-up

George Washington Ballroom
5:00–6:30 p.m.      

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres hosted by Inera

Terrace Room


Friday, November 3 (click for full course descriptions)


Breakfast and Registration

Terrace Room
9:00 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m.         
eXtyles Export Workshop

Jenny Seifert, Inera (with the Inera Support Team)

Minuteman Room
9:00 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.
Word (and Excel!) Tips for Editors

Elizabeth Blake and Bruce Rosenblum, Inera 

Cape Cod Room

Lunch and Registration

Terrace Room
XPath: The Secret to Success with XSLT, XQuery,   
and Schematron

Debbie Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies

Minuteman Room
Just Enough JATS, BITS, and STS

Tommie Usdin, Mulberry Technologies

Cape Cod Room

Additional presentations from earlier eXtyles User Group Meetings are archived here.