source-id-type Source Identifier Type

Type of source identifier (for example, a DOI, ISSN, ISBN, or publisher’s identifier) for a <related-object>.


Case in Attribute Values: Upper/lower/mixed case in attribute values for organizations and identifier types is likely to be variable and thus unreliable for search/discovery. If possible, JATS recommends a case-insensitive search for such values. For example, if a source identifier type is a DOI, many publishers use “doi” to keep all attribute values lower case, while others use “DOI” because that is the native language acronym.
OPTIONAL on element: <related-object>
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters Names/describes the type of document identifier named in the @source-id attribute for a <related-object> element. This attribute qualifies the @source-id attribute.
Restriction @source-id-type is an optional attribute; there is no default.

Suggested usage

For Clinical Trials: When using <related-object> to tag mentions of Clinical Trials, some suggested values for the @source-id-type attribute on the <related-object> element include:
  • ChiCTR
  • ClinicalTrials
  • CRiS
  • CTRI
  • DRKS
  • EU-CTR
  • IRCT
  • ReBec
Tagged Sample

@source-id-type attribute indicating a URL

<related-object source-id="
  source-id-type="url" source-type="book">
 <person-group person-group-type="editor">...</person-group>
 <source>Disease and Mortality in Sub-Saharan Africa</source>