<custom-meta> Custom Metadata

Wrapper element for a single piece of metadata not otherwise defined in the Tag Suite.


This element can be used as an escape-hatch to record additional metadata that a publisher or archive wishes to preserve (so that the intellectual work to capture that content will not be lost) even though there is no direct expression for the metadata in the Tag Set.
The <custom-meta> element allows for an infinite variety of name/value pairs, with few constraints on the length or content of the value. This element will probably be used for special cases, product-specific material, or other unusual metadata, for example, the journal-history information preserved in at least one publisher’s Tag Set.
Related Elements
The element <custom-meta-group> is a grouping element that holds one or more <custom-meta> elements. Each <custom-meta> element contains a name/value pair, <meta-name> and <meta-value> respectively, which name and provide a value for a single metadata field.

Base Attributes


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

(meta-name, meta-value)

Tagged Samples
CrossMark identifier
  <page-count count="1"/>
Previous journal title
   <journal-title>Biodiversity &amp; Mutation</journal-title>
    <meta-value>Evolution of Biodiversity</meta-value>
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