Copyright notice or statement, suitable for printing or display.
The copyright year is usually identified within the copyright statement, as this statement is expected to be displayed. The year may also be repeated in the element <copyright-year>.
Multiple Copyright Statements: The copyright statement is allowed to repeat (within the <permissions> element inside the <article-meta> element), to allow an organization to tag information such as the following:
- Several equivalent copyright statements, each in a different language.
- Both a historical copyright statement and the current owner’s copyright.
- The copyright statements for different countries, even if they are all in the same language.
Historical Note: In this Tag Set, the <copyright-holder>, <copyright-statement>, and <copyright-year> elements may be used only within the container element <permissions>. The current NISO JATS values are backward compatible with the last NLM version, but not with earlier versions. Specifically, in prior versions the <copyright-statement> element was allowed outside the <permissions> container element (although this was not best practice).
<!ELEMENT copyright-statement (#PCDATA %copyright-statement-elements;)* >
Expanded Content Model
(#PCDATA | email | ext-link | uri | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | named-content | styled-content | sub | sup)*
Any combination of:
- Text, numbers, or special characters
- Linking Elements
- Emphasis Elements
- <named-content> Named Special (Subject) Content
- <styled-content> Styled Special (Subject) Content
- Baseline Change Elements
This element may be contained in:
... <article-meta> <title-group>...</title-group> <contrib-group>...</contrib-group> <permissions> <copyright-statement>Copyright © 1999, British Medical Journal</copyright-statement> <copyright-year>1999</copyright-year> <copyright-holder>British Medical Journal</copyright-holder> </permissions> <abstract> <p>To examine the effectiveness of day hospital attendance in prolonging independent living for elderly people.</p> </abstract> </article-meta> ...