N – XML extra for Word helps editors

An extension to Word 2007 allows science journal editors to create article templates, tailored for their individual requirements. These templates can encourage authors to write articles with greater consistency and to include semantic information, which is essential for the search of articles in digital form. Microsoft has released the enhancement, which supports the use of the National Library of Medicine’s XML (extensible markup language) format and National Center for Biotechnology Information format for digital books. This “will help publishers to process these articles in their editorial and production departments,” said Ahmed Hindawi, chief of the publisher Hindawi. See www.microsoft.com/mscorp/tc/scholarly_communication.mspx.
Thanks to Margaret Cooter.