Content Profile/Linked Document [CP/LD] Working Group

Public Comment Period Was March 28 - May 12, 2023

The comment period for this draft standard is now closed.  You may still access the draft document and view comments received, which are currently in consideration by the Working Group prior to finalization. Next steps will be approval by NISO voting members and ANSI and publication.


Project Need

Users demand the delivery of contextualized, targeted content delivered as a natural part of their workflow; publishers aspire to produce machine-actionable FAIR (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable) materials, but many publishing workflows are complicated in order to enable print and digital outputs.


This standard is an application of HTML5 and JSON-LD to create semantic relationships between data elements in scholarly publishing workflows and express machine actionable content, to ease reuse and interchange of scholarly research information. The format description defines a set of rules that outline the minimal characteristics of documents (Linked Documents) that conform to the standard and a mechanism to define more detailed Content Profiles that extend and refine the rules for specific use cases.


Committee Roster



Xiaoli Ma

Metadata Librarian
University of Florida Libraries