Book Back Matter

Material published with a book but following the narrative flow, for example, appendices and lists of references.


Usage: Back matter typically contains supporting material such as an appendix, acknowledgment, glossary, or bibliographic reference list. In this Tag Set, this element differs from the <back> element in being able to contain book parts (<book-part>).

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.
A BITS <book> may be divided into several components:
  1. the <book-meta> (the bibliographic information about the entire book);
  2. the <front-matter> (the narrative front matter of a book or book part such as a Preface);
  3. the <book-body> (the textual and graphical content of the book); and
  4. any <book-back> (any ancillary information such as a glossary, reference list, or appendix).


Content Model

<!ELEMENT  book-back    %book-back-model;                            >

Expanded Content Model

(book-app | book-app-group | floats-group | index | index-group | ref-list | book-part | xi:include | ack | bio | dedication | fn-group | glossary | toc | toc-group | notes)+


This element may be contained in:


<book dtd-version="2.0">  
<ack id="bid.394">
<p>We gratefully acknowledge the work of Vladimir Soussov,
as well as the entire NCBI Entrez team, especially Grisha
Starchenko, Vladimir Sirotinin, Alexey Iskhakov, Anton
Golikov, and Pramod Paranthaman. We thank Jim Ostell for
guidance, ...</p>