Type of Figure

Type or format of the figure (for example, “cartoon”, “chart”, “diagram”, “map”, “plate”, “workflow”).


This attribute was created to preserve existing semantic content when converting from a publisher’s Tag Set. Many journal Tag Sets make a distinction between different types of graphic objects (some by means of attributes, others with distinct elements). In this Tag Set, all these figure types will be tagged using the <fig> element. The distinctions between different types of figures can be preserved using the @fig-type attribute, for example, by recording the content type of the figure, such as “map”.

Used on Element: <fig>

Text, numbers, or special charactersThe type of object shown in the figure, for example, “diagram”, “chart”, or “map”.
Restriction@fig-type is an optional attribute; there is no default.


<fig id="f3" position="anchor" fig-type="plate"
<graphic specific-use="print" xlink:href="fig2.jpg"/>