Article Metadata

Container element for information concerning the article that identifies or describes the article.


Usage: The metadata for an article may contain, for example, bibliographic data such as authorship, article title, copyright year, and publication date; descriptive material such as keywords and abstracts; or any article identifying numbers. The article metadata is not part of the body text or graphics of the article proper, but serves to identify or describe the article.

Some journal tag sets identify three types of article metadata: that concerning the specific article, that concerning the journal, and that concerning the issue of the journal that contains the article. In this Tag Set, the metadata for the issue and the article has been placed together inside the <article-meta> and the journal metadata into the <journal-meta> element.

Design Note: Users of MAJOUR-Header-style journal tag sets should note that MAJOUR-Header-style issue metadata is part of the <article-meta> in this Tag Set.

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  article-meta %article-meta-model;                         >

Expanded Content Model

(article-id*, article-categories?, title-group?, (contrib-group | aff | aff-alternatives | x)*, author-notes?, pub-date*, volume?, volume-id*, volume-series?, issue*, issue-id*, issue-title*, issue-sponsor*, issue-part?, isbn*, supplement?, (((fpage, lpage?)?, page-range?) | elocation-id)?, (email | ext-link | uri | product | supplementary-material)*, history?, permissions?, self-uri*, (related-article | related-object)*, abstract*, trans-abstract*, kwd-group*, funding-group*, conference*, counts?, custom-meta-group?)


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:



<article-title>Systematic review of day hospital care
for elderly people</article-title>
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<role>research physiotherapist</role>
<aff>Department of Health Care for the Elderly,
St Luke&#x2019;s Hospital, Bradford BD5 0NA</aff>
<p>Competing interests: None declared.</p>
<copyright-statement>Copyright &#x00A9; 1999, British Medical