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”.

With the Element

Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters The 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"/>