Convert MS Word to JATS in the cloud with Migrate from Stilo

The Migrate JATS service enables journal, academic and book publishers to automate the conversion of MS Word documents to the Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) specification, in the cloud.

JATS (formerly referred to as the NLM Journal Archiving and Interchange Tag Suite) was originally devised by the National Center for Biotechnology Information and US National Library of Medicine with the intent of providing a common format in which publishers and archives could exchange journal content, and has subsequently been adopted by the National Information Standards Organization.

The Suite provides a set of XML schema modules that define elements and attributes for describing the textual and graphical content of journal articles as well as some non-article material such as letters, editorials, and book and product reviews.

The suite consists of three distinct Tag Sets (or article models)

Other related tag sets include


Journal, academic and book publishers who use Migrate benefit from

  • A cloud conversion portal accessible 24x7x365
  • Immediate turnaround times for document conversion
  • Full user control over conversion results with easy-to-use rules editor
  • A scalable solution for any number of journals, reports, articles or books
  • Low cost, pay-as-you-use, annual subscription or one-off fee according to preferred conversion option


Conversion options

tick-icon Self-serve

For customers with documents to convert on an ongoing basis, Migrate can be deployed as part of a publishing workflow. Stilo’s conversion services team configure and set-up the portal, provide documentation, user training and on-going support.

tick-icon Stilo-operated

For customers with less frequent conversion requirements we offer a more traditional outsourced conversion service, with Stilo utilizing Migrate ‘behind the scenes’.

Either way, document conversion is quick, high-quality and cost-effective.


Stilo support

Stilo has more than 20 years’ experience in providing SGML/XML tools and services. Our highly skilled technical team, based in Ottawa, Canada, has successfully helped customers convert over a million pages of content to XML.


Free sample conversion offer

Why not take advantage of our free conversion offer to quickly assess the quality of the Migrate service? Simply upload your sample MS Word document below and we will convert it free of charge, review the results with you, and provide you with the output for your own evaluation and testing purposes.