A publishing model that includes creating a structured, „tagged“ XML files from traditionally written articles is the complex issue of many contemporary scientific journals, especially since it has already been mandatory for being present in some databases such as PubMed. In May 2017, the support for publishing articles in XML format using the Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) standard was implemented in the central portal of Croatian scientific journals HRČAK. After the release of the new feature, the idea of XML publishing started to capture Croatian publishers attention, but the whole process of creating XML appears to be both organizational and financial challenging. In this workshop we’ll talk about the XML in the terms of scientific publishing, we’ll present the new feature in HRČAK and we’ll discuss solutions, tools and best practices in creating XML files using JATS. Furthermore, we’ll present and explain the process of creating XML using tools eXtyles and Oxygen XML Editor that are among the best tools for this purpose.