Why XML?

XML can seem impenetrable, but a key benefit is that it is a human-readable document format—yes, really!

In addition, XML

  • Meets government requirements for accessibility and machine readability
  • Enables submission to repositories like PubMed Central and NCBI Bookshelf
  • Is ideal for single-source publication (HTML, PDF, EPUB, and more)
  • Is the standard format for long-term (100+ years) archiving of content
  • Enables integration of metadata requirements such as ORCID and Credit
  • Allows content to be more richly hyperlinked, both internally and externally

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