A named book component that contains text which is called a “Preface”; each publisher is free to define that term.
Note: A publisher could choose to call this component just another <front-matter-part>, but many publishers specifically identify prefaces, so this element was included in the BITS Tag Set.
xmlns:mml (fixed value = http://www.w3.org/1998/Math/MathML)
xmlns:xlink (fixed value = http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink)
xmlns:xsi (fixed value = http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance)
Models and Context
May be contained in
The following, in order:
- <book-part-meta> Book Part Metadata, zero or one
- <named-book-part-body> Named Book Part Body, zero or one
- <back> Back Matter for a Book Part, zero or one
<!ELEMENT preface %preface-model; >
Expanded Content Model
(book-part-meta?, named-book-part-body?, back?)
In front matter of a book
... <front-matter> <preface> <book-part-meta> <book-part-id book-part-id-type="publisher">NBK98243</book-part-id> <title-group> <title>Preface</title> </title-group> </book-part-meta> <named-book-part-body> <p>Effectiveness and Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, systematic reviews of existing research on the effectiveness, comparative effectiveness, and comparative harms of different medical tests, are intended ...</p> <p>The <italic>Methods Guide for Medical Test Reviews</italic> complements ...</p> <p>The series of chapters comprising this Medical Test Methods Guide is the result of a collaborative effort ...</p> ... </named-book-part-body> </preface> </front-matter> ...