Submit your files

This article is relevant for:

Committee Manager, PC Secretary & support teams, Submitters and Translators

Please note

  • Committee Manager (CM), Twinned Committee Manager (Twinned CM), Committee Manager Support Team (CM Support Team) roles refer to TCs and SCs only
  • Secretary, Twinned Secretary, Secretary Support Team roles refer to Working Groups (WG), Policy committees, and Governance committees.

Start a submission

You can start a submission from several locations in Projects

  1. From the search results list - click on "Submit to ISO/CS" from the Action column
  2. From the project overview - access the tab "Submissions"

Submission types

Here are the types of submissions and the stages at which you will be able to submit it:

Type of submission Stages allowed
Submit Editorial review* [10.99:30.92] excluding 20.98
Submit draft for DIS/DAM ballot 30.99, 40.93 and 50.92
Submit draft for Approval ballot Submit draft for Direct publication

30.99 for TR, TS, PAS and IWA

40.99 for IS (including amendments)

50.92 for IS, TR, TS and PAS (but not for IWA)

Submit final document (publication stage only) [50.60:60.00] excluding 50.92 and 50.98
Submit translation [10.99:95.92] excluding 20.98, 30.98, 40.98 and 50.98
Submit complement (only from an existing submission registered as completed and that has NOT not been rejected) [10.99 to 60.00] excluding 30.60, 40.60, 50.60, 10.98, 20.98, 30.98, 40.98 and 50.98

* Note: Editorial review = Committee Draft (for editorial comments) - CD in the previous Submission interface

Submission process

1 Submission selection

The first step of the submission process is to select the submission type, available from the drop-down list "Create a submission".

Only the possible submission(s) at the current stage will be displayed and available for selection.

2 Title and Project information

In the first box, you will be able to validate the English title of the project. If it does not correspond to the one in the files you are submitting, you will be requested to update it in ISO Projects (if you select "No")

You will also be given the list of relevant Project information for you to check. If anything would need to be corrected, you will be requested to contact your TPM (a direct "Mail to" link to your TPM is available).

Click then on "Continue"

3 Submission information

In the Submission information box, you will be asked to answer some questions, specific to the submission you are undertaking.

For a DIS submission for example: 

  • Does your submission includes graphics?
  • What is the language mode? Mono or multi-lingual? If multilingual, you will be asked to select the languages of the submitted files
  • Does your submission includes inserts?
  • Any comment you want to provide to the ISO/CS team validating the submissions

You will have the opportunity to leave a comment for the ISO/CS team validating the submission; you may provide relevant information for the processing of the submitted files (e.g. about a meeting planned which requires attention to ensure that a ballot closes before a certain deadline, requirements for a special treatment, that a document had been prepared by another organization and should not to be edited, that the standard is based on another existing standard (adoption), TC 145 symbols to be approved, that patents apply to the standard, requests for special publication media, e.g. CD-ROMs, etc.)

4 Add files

Based on the submission type and on your answers to the above questions in the Submission information box, the list of required files to submit will be updated in the "Add files" box

  • You can now, from this screen, directly drag and drop documents to your submissions.
  • You can browse folder and files on your computer, and since October 31, 2023, directly from within Documents to retrieve your files. Your document will need to have the Project number in its metadata to be available from Submissions
  • You will select the metadata of each documents after you have selected these.
  • The extension of the file will be filled in automatically by the system, as well as the document type by default; You need to verify these information and modify it accordingly (when needed), before you confirm your submission
  • There is no restriction anymore on the size of file uploaded

Online Document (OSD):

For projects launched with an online document (OSD), the reference copy (pdf) and revisable files (word) are no longer required. Only the explanatory report remains a mandatory document at DIS stage.

The reference document is the Online Document. ISOCS will process the online document to create a clean Word and PDF version which will be made available to members via ISO Projects.

If you provide via Submission Interface a Word or PDF document that differ from the Online Document, your submission will be rejected.

Once you have answered all mandatory questions and added the mandatory fields, you will have the option to either "Save a draft" or "Submit" your submission

Submitted files formats

Element type Format/Extension Comment
Reference copy .pdf, .zip
Revisable file .doc, .docx
Graphics files .zip, .dwg, .dxf, .eps, .svg, .wmf, .emf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .vsd, .vsdx, .cdr, .psd, .png, .tif, .jpeg, .ai
Explanatory report .pdf Explanatory report should contain Form 08A and comments on the final CD and secretariat observations
Report of voting .pdf Report of voting should contain Form 13 + result of ballot + table of comments with secretariat observations
Electronic insert no restriction
Miscellaneous no restriction

5 Summary

Once you have submitted your files, the submission will appear with a specific status on the "Submissions' list" screen.

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