Type of Abstract

Type or style of abstract as identified by the publisher (for example, “short”, “graphic”, “ASCII”, “stereochemical”).


The Tag Set does not prescribe values for this attribute, so any type of abstract that a publisher records can be preserved.


The suggested values described below are merely examples of the types of values that are possible, as an illustration of why such information might be recorded. If the publisher has not chosen to identify the type of abstract, this attribute should not be used.

Used on Elements: <abstract>, <trans-abstract>

Text, numbers, or special charactersBrief name for the type of abstract, such as “short”.
Restriction@abstract-type is an optional attribute; there is no default.

Suggested usage

Some commonly used type values for this attribute, used primarily in JATS journal articles are shown below. The list is not intended to be exhaustive; there may well be other named types of abstracts used for books and book parts.
A “plain text” abstract, i.e., without special characters or equations, so the abstract can be sent in email or displayed on primitive browsers
A non-technical summation of the major findings of the book, book part, or other structure
A pictorial representation such as a picture or a video
An abstract written by an editor, not an author
An abstract which lists the key points made by the book, book part, or other structure
An abstract used for Learning Objectives or book, book part, or other structure objectives
An abstract used to provide the RSS, ATOM , or similar feed for syndication
An abstract that contains the titles of a book, book part, or other structural sections; following each title, that section is summarized.
An abbreviated form of the abstract, for example, for use inside a generated Table of Contents, or to be returned by a search in addition to the title of the book, book part, or other structure.
An abstract containing only the details of a chemical compound, for example, a “stereochem” abstract
Summation of the book, book part, or other structure, typically used in conjunction with other types of abstracts
A short abstract specifically written to create interest in the reader
A very short abstract, usually only a line or two long, that is displayed in a Table of Contents
An abstract used to provide a twitter feed, for example, as an announcement of the book or availability of a chapter
Short summary intended for distribution on a website


<abstract abstract-type="short">
<p>The is the third and last part of the volume devoted to solubility
data ...</p>