The National Information Standards Organization (NISO) and STM (International Association of Scientific, Technical and Medical Publishers) have formed a new NISO Working Group to formalize the Peer Review Taxonomy as an ANSI/NISO standard. Information Today brought this news to us in their article, “NISO and STM Convene Working Group to Standardize a Peer Review Taxonomy.”

This was a result of STM recognizing the need to support the industry in ensuring greater transparency and openness in peer review, which is an essential element of open science.

Joris van Rossum, STM Director, Research Integrity, said “Peer review is a crucial process in scholarly communication and a pillar of the scientific method. It is critical that publishers have the necessary tools and capabilities to better implement the number of new peer review models that are being developed, and transparently communicate the applied models to authors, reviewers and consumers of scholarly content on both journal and article level.”

Proper indexing against a strong standards-based taxonomy increases the findability of data. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

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