<fig-group> Figure Group

Container element for figures that are to be displayed together.


One figure may contain many graphics; this container element has been defined to combine more than one <fig> elements.
The @position attribute may be used to indicate whether this element must be anchored at its exact location within the text or whether it may float (for example, to the top of the next page, into the next column, to the end of a logical file, or within a separate window).
Multi-language Figures/Figure Groups
JATS provides several ways to tag figures and figure groups in multiple languages. The element <block-alternatives> can be used to hold two or more versions of the figure or figure group, each in a different language. It is also possible to place multiple <label> and <caption> elements inside a single figure or figure group, one label and caption for each language, differentiated by @xml:lang attributes. In the case of double labels and captions, the content of the figure or figure group is not repeated, only the labels and captions.
Related Elements
Both figures (<fig>) and graphics (<graphic>) may appear either grouped within a <fig-group> or singly within textual material.
orientation (default = portrait)
position (default = float)

Base Attributes

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

((object-id)*, (label)*, (caption)*, (abstract)*, (kwd-group)*, (subj-group)*, (alt-text | long-desc | email | ext-link | uri)*, (fig | block-alternatives | xref | alternatives | graphic | media)*)

Tagged Sample

Note captions for both <fig-group> and <fig>

<fig-group id="dogpix4">
  <title>Figures 12-14 Bonnie Lassie</title>
  <p>Three perspectives on My Dog</p>
 <fig id="fg-12">
  <caption><p>View A: From the Front, Laughing</p></caption>
  <graphic xlink:href="frontView.png"/>
 <fig id="fg-13">
  <caption><p>View B: From the Side, Best Profile</p></caption>
  <graphic xlink:href="sideView.png"/>
 <fig id="fg-14">
  <caption><p>View C: In Motion, A Blur on Feet</p></caption>
  <graphic xlink:href="motionView.png"/>
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