Custom Metadata Group

Container element for metadata not otherwise defined in the Tag Suite.


Historical Note: This element (<custom-meta-group>) was significantly remodeled from previous versions of this Tag Set. The current NISO JATS values are backwards compatible with the last NLM version, but not with earlier versions. Specifically, the <custom-meta-group> element replaces the <custom-meta-wrap> element, which is no longer available.


id Document Internal Identifier
xml:base Base

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  custom-meta-group
                        %custom-meta-group-model;                    >

Expanded Content Model



<custom-meta> Custom Metadata, one or more

This element may be contained in:

<article-meta>, <front-stub>, <journal-meta>

Example 1

Recording a CrossMark identifier:

<page-count count="1"/>

Example 2

Recording a previous journal title:

<journal-title>Biodiversity &amp; Mutation</journal-title>
<meta-value>Evolution of Biodiversity</meta-value>