Back Matter for a Book Part

Ancillary or supporting material not included as part of the main textual content of a book part, for example, appendices and lists of references. This is equivalent to the <back> element in the NISO JATS article model(s).


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

Books and book parts do not use the same element for their back matter. Books may contain a <book-back> element, which may contain <book-part> elements. Book parts may contain a <back> element, which cannot contain any <book-part> elements.


Content Model

<!ELEMENT  back         %back-model;                                 >

Expanded Content Model

(label?, title*, (app | app-group | floats-group | index | index-group | ref-list | ack | bio | dedication | fn-group | glossary | toc | toc-group | notes | sec | sig-block)+)


This element may be contained in:


<book-part id="bid.2" book-part-type="chapter">
<sec id="bid.3">
<p>Initially, GenBank was built and maintained at Los Alamos
National Laboratory ...</p>
<ref id="bid.41">
<article-title>A common language for physical mapping
of the human genome</article-title>
<year iso-8601-date="1989">1989</year>
<pub-id pub-id-type="pmid">2781285</pub-id>