"Article authoring" add-in for Office

If you write papers and you interact with publishers (especially in the bio field), I think you are going to like our thinking with this add-in for Office. It supports the XML format used by the National Library of Medicine, an easy way to collect metadata about the paper, and templates that publishers can provide to authors. Here’s the overview from the download page

This Technology Preview release of the Article Authoring Add-in for Microsoft Word 2007 provides authors of scientific articles with the ability to read and write files from Word 2007 into the XML format used by the National Library of Medicine for archiving articles in the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature, PubMed Central.

This Technology Preview release is targeted at the staff of scientific and technical journals, Information Repositories, and early adopters within the scholarly authoring community, as well as developers of publishing solutions and workflows.

This work was lead by Pablo Fernicola and supported by my team, under the direction of Lee Dirks. It’s a fantastic effort and there is more to come.

The add-in is part of the ecosystem of tools and services, which of course includes the “research-output” repository, to support the scholarly communications community. If you are at the Open Repositories 2008 grab me to show you a demo of everything that we do.