Re: [jats-list] Adopting the JATS<ali:license_ref> for open access

Subject: Re: [jats-list] Adopting the JATS<ali:license_ref> for open access
From: "Beck, Jeff (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [E] beck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <jats-list-service@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 4 Apr 2016 21:17:31 -0000
Hi Michael,

Referencing the license URI is the most important thing; the translation
between /article/front/article-meta/permissions/license/ali:license_ref and
/article/front/article-meta/permissions/license/@xlink:href is trivial.
@license-type, which can be very useful within a publishing system, does not
have any meaning outside of that system.

The advantage to using the <ali:license_ref> is that the element (and the free
to read element) is that they were defined by a NISO  Recommended Practice for
bAccess and License Indicatorsb ( You
are not going to realize any advantage in your existing workflow: referencing
/article/front/article-meta/permissions/license/ali:license_ref doesnbtb
cost you any less than referencing
/article/front/article-meta/permissions/license/@xlink:href. But it wonbt
cost you anything more, either. If the community moves to <ali:license_ref> as
a Best Practice, you wonbt have to update your content in the future.

If I were setting things up, I would use the <ali:license_ref>. It is  more
explicit, and there are other properties that you can use from the Access and
License Indicators RP.


From: "Michael Cunningham
Date: Monday, April 4, 2016 at 12:50 PM
Subject: [jats-list] Adopting the JATS<ali:license_ref> for open access


As part of implementing a new journal production workflow, we will upgrading
to JATS from version 2.3 of the NLM Journal Publishing DTD.

I have been wondering whether there is a benefit to adopting the JATS
<ali:license_ref> for open access articles  in place of our current open
access tagging (which as I understand is still support by JATS), i.e.

<license license-type="open-access"
<licence-p>This is an open access article published by Portland Press Limited
and distributed under the <ext-link ext-link-type="uri"
xlink:href="";>Creative Commons
Attribution Licence (CC BY) 4.0</ext-link>.</licence-p>

Any advice our thoughts gratefully received


Michael Cunningham
Publishing Operations Manager
Portland Press|Biochemical Society
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