Container element for the metadata concerning one product (for example, a book, software package, website, or hardware component) discussed in an article.
Related Essay: One major use for this element is to hold the metadata about a product that is being reviewed. For a discussion on the use of <product> in Reviews, see Tagging Book or Product Reviews.
A review of a book, journal, website, etc., should include as much information about the item being reviewed as is practical, for example, the running time of a film or the number of pages in a book (both of which would be tagged as <size>). See the tagged example below for more element uses.
Historical Note: This element (<product>) was significantly remodeled for NLM 3.0. The current NISO JATS values are backwards compatible with NLM 3.0 but not with earlier versions. Specifically, in prior versions the <product> element was allowed to contain the <page-count> element, now replaced by the <size> element.
<!ELEMENT product (#PCDATA %product-elements;)* >
(#PCDATA | inline-supplementary-material | related-article | related-object | hr | break | string-date | bold | italic | monospace | overline | overline-start | overline-end | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | underline-start | underline-end | alternatives | inline-graphic | private-char | chem-struct | inline-formula | label | tex-math | mml:math | abbrev | milestone-end | milestone-start | named-content | styled-content | price | annotation | article-title | chapter-title | collab | collab-alternatives | comment | conf-date | conf-loc | conf-name | conf-sponsor | date | date-in-citation | day | edition | email | elocation-id | etal | ext-link | fpage | gov | institution | isbn | issn | issn-l | issue | issue-id | issue-part | issue-title | lpage | month | name | name-alternatives | object-id | page-range | part-title | patent | person-group | pub-id | publisher-loc | publisher-name | role | season | series | size | source | std | string-name | supplement | trans-source | trans-title | uri | volume | volume-id | volume-series | year | fn | target | xref | sub | sup | x)*
Any combination of:
... <article-meta> ... <volume>318</volume> <issue>7187</issue> <fpage>837</fpage> <lpage>841</lpage> <product> <string-name><surname>Lapeyre</surname>, <given-names>Deborah A.</given-names> </string-name> <string-name><surname>Usdin</surname>, <given-names>B. Tommie</given-names> </string-name> <source>Wildflowers of the Washington Area</source> <year iso-8601-date="2002">2002</year> <publisher-name>Lippman, Ltd.</publisher-name> <publisher-loc>Bethesda, MD</publisher-loc> <isbn>0-23-8675-309</isbn>, includes a CD-ROM, <price>$19.95</price> (Used 12.50 when available) </product> <history> <date date-type="accepted" iso-8601-date="1999-01-29"> <day>29</day><month>01</month> <year>1999</year></date></history> ... </article-meta> ...