NISO’s Draft Revision of the Journal Article Version (JAV) Recommended Practice Now Open for Public Comment

The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) recently announced its draft revision of the Journal Article Version (JAV) Recommended Practice as open for public comment through July 7, 2024, at the project web page. 

First published in 2008, the JAV Recommended Practice was developed to describe different versions of online scholarly content. Since then, publishing practices have continued to evolve, and with changes such as the rapid growth in preprint publications, the concept of a single version of record has become less relevant. Questions about citations for different versions and version labeling, for example, have highlighted the need for standardization of terms as well as recommendations for how to manage, track, and index multiple versions. The NISO working group was formed to address these challenges and develop a revised JAV Recommended Practice including an appendix with multiple examples illustrating a variety of use cases for those looking for guidance. Share your input and opinions here The draft Recommended Practice is available for comment through July 7, 2024.

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