XSPA was established by academic societies, printing firms, and individuals to promote the use of XML in scholarly publishing. Its planned activities are as follows.

  • Supporting publishers and typesetters to implement XML typesetting, by referring XML tools, and workshops
  • Advocating importance of XML in scholarly publishing to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and other organizations.
  • Developing XML guidelines for Japanese language documents, especially by working with JATS, J-STAGE, etc.
  • Promoting XML in scholarly publishing in various ways.


XSPA was established on June 28, 2012.

President: Soichi Tokizane, Univ. of Tokyo

Board of Directors

  • Hidehiko NakanishiNakanishi Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Tatsunori Ogura
  • Tsunetoshi KomiyamaKomiyama Printing Co., Ltd.
  • Tatsuro MasudaLetterpress Co., Ltd.
  • Mami MatsudaJapan Medical Abstracts Society
  • Yoshiyuki MiyagawaJapan Science and Technology Agency
  • Kagehito YamaokaSANBI PRINTING Co.,Ltd.