Vocabulary/Taxonomy Name

The name of a taxonomy, ontology, database, term list, thesaurus, index, controlled vocabulary (defined formally), generic vocabulary (subject area defined informally), etc. that is the source of terms such as keywords and subjects.


Usage: There is no fixed list of term sources, and each JATS organization may point to its chosen taxonomies, ontologies, keyword lists, etc. For keywords, named vocabularies include “inspec”, “medical-devices”, etc. For subjects, named vocabularies include “ipc”, “mesh”, and “unspsc” etc. In cases where there is no named vocabulary, the @vocab attribute may be set to “uncontrolled”.
Vocabulary Attributes: Four attributes are used in this Tag Set to identify terms from a controlled or an uncontrolled vocabulary:
Name of the controlled or uncontrolled vocabulary, taxonomy, ontology, index, database, or similar that is the source of the term. For example, for a subject term, a value might be the IPC Codes (“ipc”) or MESH headings (“mesh”). For an uncontrolled term, the value might be an area of study such as “medical-devices” or merely the word “uncontrolled”.
Unique identifier of the vocabulary, such as (but not limited to) a URI or DOI. For example, for Dublin Core (DCC), the identifier might be http://dublincore.org/documents/2012/06/14/dces/. For CRediT, the identifier might be http://dictionary.casrai.org/Contributor_Roles.
The content of the element is the free prose version of the vocabulary or taxonomic term. The @vocab-term attribute holds the canonical version of the same term, as it appears in the vocabulary. For example, if the attribute value was “digitized-vor”, the element might contain the display text “Digitized Version of Record”.
Unique identifier of the term within a specific vocabulary, such as (but not limited to) an item number, a URI, DOI, etc.

Used on these Elements:

Text, numbers, or special charactersThe name of the vocabulary, taxonomy, ontology, database, term list, index, etc. that is the source of the term named in the element’s content.
Restriction@vocab is an optional attribute; there is no default.

Example 1

Vocabulary is a CRediT taxonomy term:
<string-name><given-names>Barbara</given-names> <surname>Johnston</surname></string-name>
<role vocab="CRediT" 
vocab-term="Conceptualization" vocab-term-identifier="http://dictionary.casrai.org/Contributor_Roles/Conceptualization">
study designer</role>
<string-name><given-names>Brooke</given-names> <surname>Jackson</surname></string-name>
<role vocab="CRediT" 
vocab-term="Writing - Original Draft"

Example 2

Vocabulary is a NISO JAV article version descriptor:
<article-id pub-id-type="other">jBMJ.v324.i7342.pg880</article-id>
<article-id pub-id-type="pmid">11950738</article-id>
<article-version vocab="JAV" 
  vocab-term="Version of Record">version-of-record</article-version>