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NISO requests input on Journal Article Versions

Online publishing allows for the release of multiple versions of 
journal articles -- and these growing practices are redefining 
our concept of "publishing" and the "version of record." How do 
we determine when a manuscript is considered final? Which version 
should be cited? How do we best indicate online article versions?

In 2008, NISO published the Recommended Practice, "Journal 
Article Versions (JAV): Recommendations of the NISO/ALPSP JAV 
Technical Working Group" (NISO RP-8-2008; available at 
http://www.niso.org/publications/rp). The recommended version 
classifications could be incorporated into article metadata for 
database management, archiving and cataloging, online display, 
and more.

Now, NISO would like to hear what you think -- how do you manage 
version control of journal articles? Are you amenable to industry 
standards for online versions? Who is responsible for managing 
such version metadata? Please take a moment to contribute your 
perspectives by answering this short survey by July 16, 2010. It 
should take no more than five minutes to complete. Following the 
survey, a report of the results will be made available on the 
NISO website.

The survey can be found at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PBJSPKR

Thank you for your time!

Karen Wetzel, Standards Program Manager, NISO
Lettie Conrad, Online Product Manager, SAGE Publications, Inc.

Cynthia Hodgson
NISO Technical Editor Consultant
National Information Standards Organization
Email: chodgson@niso.org
Phone: 301-654-2512