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Lens Article

The Lens Article Format is an implementation the Substance Document Model dedicated to scientific content. It features basic content types such as paragraphs, headings, and various figure types such as images, tables and videos complete with captions and cross-references.

The document defintions can be extended easily, so you can either create your own flavour or contribute to the Lens Article Format directly.

Why creating another spec for scientific documents?

  • XML-based formats such as NML are hard to consume by webclients
  • Strict separation of content and style. Existing formats target print, and thus contain style information, which makes them hard to process by computer programs
  • The greatest advantage of Lens Articles is that any of them can be viewed in Lens, a modern web-based interface for consuming science content.