How we tried to JATS XML




This is a story about how an Open Journal Systems-based library publishing service tried (and failed) to implement XML in one of its publications. We ran a small project to look at how journals we support could develop a JATS XML-based publishing workflow using existing open software tools.

Author Biographies

Obiajulu Odu, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Cand.scient. in Computer Science; senior IT-consultant, library research and publishing support, University Library

Aysa Ekanger, UiT The Arctic University of Norway

PhD in Theoretical Linguistics; library research and publishing support, coordinator of Septentrio Academic Publishing, University Library


Eikebrokk, Trude, Aysa Ekanger, Katherine Fonn, Jan Erik Frantsvåg, and Obiajulu Odu (2019). “Some Highlights from the PKP 2019 International Scholarly Publishing Conference”. In Nordic Perspectives on Open Science. DOI:

Kumar, Shanu. JATS XML: Everything a Publisher Needs to Know. Available at

Wikipedia. XML.

Wikipedia. Journal Article Tag Suite.