Metadata Data Name for Custom Metadata

Name of a single piece of metadata not otherwise defined in the Tag Suite.


Other tag sets may define metadata above and beyond that which is specified in this Tag Set. To capture this metadata during conversion, use the <custom-meta> element, which contains one name/value pair with few constraints on the length or content of the value. For example, if an element named <prev-journal-title> contains an older title for this journal, as part of the journal metadata, use the <custom-meta> element, with a <meta-name> of “prev-journal-title” and a <meta-value> containing the older name.

Related Elements

The element <custom-meta-group> is a grouping element that holds one or more <custom-meta> elements. Each <custom-meta> element contains a name/value pair, <meta-name> and <meta-value> respectively, which name and provide a value for a single metadata field.

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  meta-name    (#PCDATA %meta-name-elements;)*              >

Expanded Content Model



Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

This element may be contained in:



<journal-id>BioDiv Mut</journal-id>
<journal-title>Biodiversity &amp; Mutation</journal-title>
<article-title>Black Smokers Sufrous Life</article-title>
<pub-date iso-8601-date="2009"><year>2009</year></pub-date>
<meta-value>Evolution of Biodiversity</meta-value>