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The standardization of publishing practices: An introduction to organizations and the standards process

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2 Author(s)
Patricia R. Harris ; NRS, Gaithersburg, MD, USA ; Thomas E. Pinelli

The authors describe two of the organizations involved in standards development in the US: the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the National Information Standards Organization (NISO). They discuss the mechanism for standards development, the life cycle of a standard, and the revision of American National Standard Z39.18-1974, Guidelines for Format and Production of Scientific and Technical Reports.

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IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication  (Volume:PC-29 ,  Issue: 3 )