<body> Body of the Document

Main textual portion of the document that conveys the narrative content.
Related Elements
A journal article (<article>) may be divided into four components:
  1. <processing-meta> (the metadata that concerns the XML file rather than the contents of the document);
  2. the <front> (the metadata or header information for the article, such as the title and the published date);
  3. the <body> (textual and graphical content of the article); and
  4. any <back> (ancillary information such as a glossary, reference list, or appendix).

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  body         %body-model;                                 >
Expanded Content Model

((answer | answer-set | boxed-text | chem-struct-wrap | code | explanation | fig | graphic | media | preformat | question | question-wrap | question-wrap-group | supplementary-material | table-wrap | disp-formula | disp-formula-group | def-list | list | p | disp-quote | speech | statement | verse-group)*, (sec)*)

Tagged Sample

Content of a journal article

<article dtd-version="1.3">
  <sec sec-type="intro">
   <p>Geriatric day hospitals developed rapidly in the United Kingdom 
    in the 1960s as an important component of care provision. The 
    model has since been widely applied in several Western countries. 
    Day hospitals provide multidisciplinary assessment and rehabilitation 
    in an outpatient setting and have a pivotal position between hospital 
    and home based services. Although there is considerable descriptive 
    literature on day hospital care,<xref ref-type="bibr" rid="B1">1</xref> 
    concern has been expressed that evidence for effectiveness is equivocal 
    and that day hospital care is expensive.<xref ref-type="bibr" rid="B2">2</xref> 
    We therefore undertook a systematic review of the randomised trials 
    of day hospital care.</p>
  <sec sec-type="methods">
   <p>The primary question addressed was ...</p>
    <title>Inclusion criteria</title>
    <p>We set out to identify all ...</p>
    <title>Search strategy</title>
    <p>We searched for ...</p>
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