<book-back> Book Back Matter

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


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
Back Matter — 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. In contrast, book parts may contain a <back> element, similar to that of journal articles, and this <back> cannot contain <book-part> elements.
Parts of a Book — A BITS <book> may be divided into several metadata components:
  1. the <processing-meta> (metadata concerning the XML file rather than the work); and
  2. the <collection-meta> (metadata concerning collections in which this book is a component); and
  3. the <book-meta> (the bibliographic information about the entire book);
and several narrative text components:
  1. the <front-matter> (the narrative front matter of a book or book part such as a Preface);
  2. the <book-body> (the textual and graphical content of the book); and
  3. any <book-back> (any ancillary information such as a glossary, reference list, or appendix).

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
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)+

Tagged Sample

Back containing acknowledgments and a bibliography

<book dtd-version="2.1">  
  <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>
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