With eXtyles, we saw a quick and substantial return on our investment. We’ve not only saved time and improved the quality of our publications; we’ve also significantly cut our production costs.

Anne Vinnicombe

Vice President of Production and Electronic Publishing at Thieme Publishers New York

Setting aside the fact that eXtyles admirably performs as advertised, what I appreciate about the Inera team is that they come through on their promises: deliverables arrive when expected and run as expected. This sets them aside from many other software vendors.

Barry Bergin

Production Manager at American Concrete Institute

Now that production sees how well the eXtyles conversion works, they wish they had done this years ago!

Jim Bender

XML IT Specialist at the United States Government Printing Office

We're definitely loving the advantage we're getting just straightening out references.

Larry Klein

Production Manager at the American Society for Microbiology

We don’t like to think back to the days when we didn’t have eXtyles for Optics Express production. We’re having great success with the software.

M. Scott Dineen

Director of Editorial Services at the Optical Society of America

Our return on investment in eXtyles is Inera’s commitment to the quality and adaptability of its product, the expertise of its staff, and the sincerity with which that staff interacts with its customers.

Peter Olson

Senior Copyediting Coordinator at Dartmouth Journal Services

eXtyles is the only tool we never consider changing or removing from our workflow.

Rob O'Donnell

Electronic Publishing and Production Director at Rockefeller University Press

It's a pleasure to promote eXtyles, as it really does magic in our documents.

Serge Juillerat

System Specialist at the International Organization for Standardization

People in our production working with eXtyles see something magical.

Sergey Strelkov

Deputy Head of Computer Support, MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica

eXtyles User Group Meeting 2017

Registration for the eXtyles User Group Meeting (XUG) 2017 is now open!

XUG 2017 will be on November 2 and 3, and it’s not too soon to start making your travel plans. We’ll be meeting at the Sheraton Commander in Cambridge. To book a room at the special group rate of $265, you can use this link or call (1) 888-627-7121 and refer to the event name eXtyles User Group 2017. The room block is limited and the cutoff date for the group rate is October 11, 2017, so if you plan to attend, we recommend booking soon.

Register now for XUG 2017! 

We’re delighted to announce our guest speakers for this year’s meeting:

Panel discussion: “Metadata: How Much More Complicated Can It Get?”

Terry Ehling (MIT Press)

Gabriel Harp (Cell Press)

Rob O'Donnell (Rockefeller University Press)

Chuck Koscher (Crossref)

With every passing month, it seems a new initiative appears that finds publishers collecting more and more metadata. As metadata requirements grow, so does the complexity of integrating all of these bits and pieces into your publishing workflow. This panel of experts will discuss the landscape, real-world implementations (e.g., CRediT, ORCID), and the new Metadata 2020 initiative.

Customer presentation: “Turning the Ship: Implementing eXtyles in a Large, Multi-Workflow Organization”

Marceline Murawski and Nathan Yates (RTI International)

Marceline and Nathan will discuss creative approaches to implementing eXtyles for more than 50 users in an organization with complex and varied workflows. As Marceline notes, “This ongoing tale of intrigue includes development of eXtyles champions to infiltrate the ranks of users, plots to implement project-based pilot tests, and tales of influencing use through friendly small-group training.”

In addition to the main meeting on Thursday, November 2, Inera and our partners at Mulberry Technologies will be offering four courses on Friday, November 3.

Friday Morning (concurrent sessions)

View full course descriptions

  • eXtyles Export Workshop
  • Word (and Excel!) Tips for Editors
Friday Afternoon (concurrent sessions)

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  • XPath: The Secret to Success with XSLT, XQuery, and Schematron
  • Just Enough JATS, BITS, and STS

Click here to register and stay tuned for updates to the Thursday agenda. We hope to see you there! 


Previous XUG Meetings

eXtyles User Group Meeting 2016

The 12th Annual eXtyles User Group Meeting (XUG) was held on Thursday, November 10, and Friday, November 11, 2016, at the Sheraton Commander in Cambridge, MA.

The eXtyles User Group Meeting is a tremendous opportunity for customers to share ideas and experiences with the Inera staff and with each other. This year, we brought a new focus to the presentations and group discussions, with a meeting theme of electronic publishing workflows. A summary of the meeting highlights is available on our news page.


Agenda: Thursday, November 10


8:45 a.m.

First-Time XUG Attendee Welcome and Orientation
Jennifer Seifert, Inera


George Washington Ballroom

9:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

Terrace Room

9:30 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Bruce Rosenblum and Irina Golfman, Inera


George Washington Ballroom

9:45 a.m.

What's New?
Elizabeth Blake, Inera


George Washington Ballroom

10:15 a.m. 

Customer Presentations:
The Challenges of Implementing an XML Workflow

Reshaping "The Way We’ve Always Done It"
Karie Kirkpatrick, American Physiological Society

All Who Wander Are Not Lost
Kim Breitfelder, IEEE

George Washington Ballroom

11:15 a.m.

Morning Break

Terrace Room

11:30 a.m.

Breakout Session: Meeting attendees discuss topics in electronic publishing workflows
Customer roundtables, moderated by Inera staff


George Washington Ballroom and Terrace Room

12:30 p.m.


Terrace Room

1:45 p.m.

Breakout Session Follow-up
Group overview of roundtable discussions


George Washington Ballroom

2:45 p.m.

So What Else Is New?
Jennifer Seifert, Inera


George Washington Ballroom

3:15 p.m.

Afternoon Break

Terrace Room

3:45 p.m.

eXtyles New Feature Demonstrations
Robin Dunford, Inera


George Washington Ballroom

4:00 p.m.

Industry Updates
Bruce Rosenblum, Inera


George Washington Ballroom

4:15 p.m.

The Changing Nature of Publishing
Astrid deRidder, Cambridge University Press


George Washington Ballroom

5:00 p.m.

Meeting Wrap-up

George Washington Ballroom

5:30–7:00 p.m.

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres hosted by Inera

Terrace Room

On Friday, November 11, Inera offered two in-depth eXtyles training courses.

Friday morning (9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.):

Friday afternoon (1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.):

Agenda: Friday, November 11

8:00–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

Terrace Room

9 a.m. to
12:30 p.m.

eXtyles Best Practices Workshop
Inera staff


Minuteman Room

12:30–1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Registration

Terrace Room

1:30–5:00 p.m. 

eXtyles Advanced Auto-Redact Workshop
Inera staff

Minuteman Room


eXtyles User Group Meeting 2015

The 11th Annual eXtyles User Group Meeting (XUG) was held at the Sheraton Commander in Cambridge, MA on Thursday, November 12, and Friday, November 13, 2015. Inera was delighted to welcome eXtyles customers from seven countries to discuss eXtyles news and updates and share feedback and ideas.



Inera Presentations:

eXtyles New Features and Improvements
Elizabeth Blake

Industry Updates
Bruce Rosenblum

Closing Thoughts
Bruce Rosenblum

FundRef Panel Presentations:

Why FundRef?
Alice Meadows, ORCiD

Acknowledging Funders
Chuck Koscher, CrossRef

FundRef: Making It Work for a Small Publisher (or At Least Trying!)
Rob O'Donnell, Rockefeller University Press

FundRef: Making It Happen
Jennifer Mayfield, Optical Society of America


eXtyles User Group Meeting 2014

The 10th Annual eXtyles User Group Meeting (XUG) was held at the Sheraton Commander in Cambridge, MA, on November 13 and 14, 2014. Customers and partners from North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia joined the Inera team to discuss eXtyles, industry standards, and other current topics in electronic publishing.


Inera Presentations:

Inera Developments and eXtyles Enhancements
Elizabeth Blake

Edifix Update
Melissa-Leigh Gore

eXtyles in the Cloud
Lisa Jiang and Bruce Rosenblum

Industry Updates
Bruce Rosenblum

Guest Presentations:

ArticleExpress: Designing and Building a Cloud-Based, Collaborative Proof Review and Editing System, Including Integration of Inera’s Edifix
Mike Hepp and Charles O'Connor, Dartmouth Journal Services

Navigating the Maze of EPUB Publishing
Chandi Perera, Typefi Systems




eXtyles User Group Meeting 2013


Inera Presentations:

Inera Developments and eXtyles Enhancements
Elizabeth Blake

Industry Updates
Bruce Rosenblum

Panel on ORCID in Scholarly Publishing Workflows:

About ORCID iDs
Laura Paglione, ORCID

ORCID iDs: From Article Acceptance to Publication
Rebecca Barr, Nature Publishing Group

ORCID: Just a DOI for Authors?
Richard Wynne, Aries Systems

JATS and BITS Presentation:

JATS and BITS Update
Deborah A. Lapeyre, Mulberry Technologies






eXtyles User Group Meeting 2012


Inera Presentations:


Inera Developments and eXtyles Enhancements
Elizabeth Blake, Inera

Intro to Schematron
Jonina Dames, Inera

Industry Updates
Bruce Rosenblum, Inera

Guest Presentations:

Single-Source Publishing at the International Organization for Standardization
Serge Juillerat and Laurent Galichet, ISO

Enhanced Automation: eXtyles SI at Dartmouth Journal Services
Steve Haenel and Deb Sargent, DJS

Producing Multilingual Publications at the World Health Organization
Melanie Lauckner, WHO


For more information about XUG, please contact Inera.