What metadata formats will be accepted?


Publishers have the option of submitting metadata in one of the three formats noted below. The preferred format is MODS, unless the publisher has already created records in JATS or NLM DTD.  MODS records require the least amount of preprocessing by NAL staff and will be available in AGRICOLA more rapidly than those in either or JATS or the NLM DTD.   Templates and sample records are provided in attachments below.

Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS)
Publisher data formatted in MODS will be processed more rapidly.

Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS)
JATS Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Suite Version 1.0 will be accepted as will its predecessor NLM DTD 3.0. However, the current version of JATS is preferred.

This was the original NLM template for submitting metadata for Medline/PubMed. All Versions of the NLM DTD up to 2.6 will be accepted.