Volume Issue Grouping

A grouping element to hold related volume and issue elements


In most journals, there is a single volume number and a single issue number. This element handles the rare cases where an article has been published as part of more than one volume/issue pair. This element keeps related volume and issue information together, and is allowed to repeat to describe multiple volumes.


content-type Type of Content
id Document Internal Identifier
specific-use Specific Use
xml:base Base
xml:lang Language

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  volume-issue-group
                        %volume-issue-group-model;                   >

Expanded Content Model

(volume*, volume-id*, volume-series?, issue*, issue-id*, issue-title*, issue-sponsor*, issue-part?)


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:

Example 1

As part of article metadata for a journal with both a regular publication volume number and a second volume number (differentiated by a @content-type attribute) identifying the volume from the beginning of the publication of a series or other parallel numbering scheme:
<journal-title>The Hospital</journal-title>
<journal-subtitle>A Journal of The Medical Sciences 
and Hospital Administration</journal-subtitle>
<pub-date iso-8601-date="1907-04-06">
<volume-issue-group content-type="new-series">
<volume-issue-group content-type="publication">

Example 2

As part of article metadata for a journal publishing two consecutive volumes as a single publication:
<article-id pub-id-type="doi">10.2307/40784090</article-id>
<article-title>They Were Hard to Kill, Those Places</article-title>
<pub-date iso-8601-date="2006">
<self-uri xlink:href="https://www.jstor.org/stable/40784090">