Container element for the metadata of an article and the journal in which it was published.
In some journal tag sets, this information is called the “header information” or “journal header”. Such a header usually includes the metadata concerning the journal itself (in this Tag Set tagged as <journal-meta>), as well as metadata concerning the issue of the journal and the individual article (which in this Tag Set are both found in the element <article-meta>).
<!ELEMENT front %front-model; >
Expanded Content Model
(journal-meta?, article-meta, (def-list | list | ack | bio | fn-group | glossary | notes)*)
<article dtd-version="1.1d3"> <front> <article-meta> <title-group> <article-title>Systematic review of day hospital care for elderly people</article-title> </title-group> <contrib-group> <contrib contrib-type="author"> <name><surname>Forster</surname> <given-names>Anne</given-names></name> <role>research physiotherapist</role> <aff>Department of Health Care for the Elderly, St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford BD5 0NA</aff> <author-comment> <p>Competing interests: None declared.</p> ... </author-comment> </contrib> ... </contrib-group> <permissions> <copyright-statement>Copyright © 1999, British Medical Journal</copyright-statement> <copyright-year>1999</copyright-year> </permissions> <abstract>...</abstract> </article-meta> </front> <body>...</body> <back>...</back> </article>