<back> Back Matter

Material published with an article but following the narrative flow.


Back matter typically contains supporting material such as an appendix, acknowledgment, glossary, or bibliographic reference list.
The <sec> element can be used within the <back> to contain material that has not been explicitly named as one of the other back matter components, for example, a table that is not named explicitly as an appendix or a glossary.
Related Elements
A journal article (<article>) may be divided into several components:
  1. <processing-meta> (the metadata that concerns the XML file rather than the contents of the document);
  2. <front> (the metadata or header information, which contains both journal metadata [<journal-meta>] and article metadata [<article-meta>]);
  3. <body> (the textual and graphical content of the article);
  4. <back> (any ancillary information such as a glossary, reference list, or appendix);
  5. <floats-group> (single container element some publishers and archives use to hold all floating elements such as figures and tables that are referenced in the article body or back matter); and
  6. either a series of <response> elements or a series of <sub-article> elements. (A <response> is a commentary on the article itself, such as a summation by an editor, an answer to a letter-article, or words from the author responding to peer-review comments. Sub-articles are articles such as news pieces, abstracts, or committee reports that are completely contained within a main article.)

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  back         %back-model;                                 >
Expanded Content Model

(label?, title*, (ack | app-group | bio | fn-group | glossary | ref-list | notes | sec)*)

Tagged Sample

Back matter with acknowledgments, glossary, and ref-list

  <p>We thank B. Beltchev for purification of Hfq, S. Cusack and A. J.
   Carpousis for the gift of PAP I, A. Ishihama for Hfq antibodies used in Hfq
   purification, M. E. Winkler for strains TX2808 and TX2758, I. Boni for reminding
   us that Hfq binds poly(A), M. Springer for suggesting that Hfq might
   relate PAPs to primitive telomerase, Ph. Derreumeaux for help in sequence
   comparisons, M. Grunberg-Manago, C. Condon and R. Buckingham for reading the
   manuscript, and H. Weber for advice. We also acknowledge Minist&#x00E8;re de
   l'Education Nationale de la Recherche et de la Technologie, Centre National de
   la Recherche Scientifique, and Paris7 University for support.</p>
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