<part-title> Part Title in a Citation

Title of a portion of a larger resource (for example, a chapter in a book, module in a course, episode of a podcast or television series) described in a bibliographic reference.


Within a bibliographic reference (<mixed-citation> or <element-citation> and similar elements), the <part-title> is the title of a portion, part, or item in a larger resource, a title at a lower hierarchical level than the whole.
For example:
  • Books — For book citations, the <source> is the name of the book, and the title of a subsection of the book (such as a chapter, module, lesson, part, or other-named book division) is tagged as:
       <elem.tag.ref elem.ref="elem-part-title" autolink="no"/>
  • Episodic — Citing a specific episode or similar of a podcast, streaming show, radio broadcast, cable show, television news, etc. would need both a <source> (name of the show, podcast, etc.) and a <part-title> to name the episode cited.
       <part-title>The Beetle Whisperer</part-title>.
       <source>All Thing Considered)</source>.
  • A video within a journal — If the citation type is “video”, the journal name would be the <source>, and the title of the video would be tagged as a <part-title>.
When Not to Use <part-title>
  • Journal Articles — Citations to journal articles are handled differently. The title of the journal in which the article is published is tagged as <source>, and the article being cited is tagged as <article-title> (not as <part-title>).
  • Data Citations — Citations to data and datasets are handled differently. The title of a data source being cited is tagged as <source>, and all dataset titles at any hierarchical level are tagged as <data-title> (not as <part-title>).
Chapter Title Historical Note
Citations to book chapters were handled differently in earlier versions of JATS. The title of a book being cited has always been tagged as <source>. Today, all the major subsections of the book (such as chapters, modules, lessons, parts) should be tagged as <part-title> elements. Prior to JATS version 1.3, book parts were tagged using the <chapter-title> element, which is now deprecated.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  part-title   (#PCDATA %part-title-elements;)*             >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | abbrev | email | ext-link | uri | bold | fixed-case | italic | monospace | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | ruby | alternatives | inline-graphic | inline-media | private-char | chem-struct | inline-formula | tex-math | mml:math | named-content | styled-content | fn | target | xref | sub | sup)*

Tagged Samples
 <mixed-citation publication-type="audio">
  <person-group person-group-type="author">
  </person-group>. <part-title>Butterflies with Doug 
  Taron</part-title>. <source>The Show About Science</source>.
  <date date-type="published" iso-8601-date="2016-10-11">
  <date-in-citation content-type="access-date">Accessed 
  <month>October</month> <day>14</day>, 
  <year iso-8601-date="2016">2016</year></date-in-citation>. 
  <ext-link ext-link-type="uri" xlink:href=
Government report in citation
<ref id="c25">
 <mixed-citation publication-type="report" publisher-type="government">
  <collab>Federal Highway Administration</collab> (FHWA). 
  (<year iso-8601-date="1992">1992</year>). &#x201C;<part-title>Evaluating 
  scour at bridges</part-title>.&#x201D; <source><italic>Hydr. Engrg. Circular  
  No. 18</italic></source>: <gov><italic>FHWA-IP-90-017</italic></gov>, 
  <publisher-name>Office of Engineering, Bridge Div.</publisher-name>, 
  <publisher-loc>Washington, D.C.</publisher-loc>
In thesis citation
Mixed citation
 <mixed-citation publication-type="thesis">
  <source>Human factors: aerospace medicine and 
  the origins of manned space flight in the United 
  States</source> [dissertation]. <publisher-loc>[Tempe
  (AZ)]</publisher-loc>: <publisher-name>Arizona
  State University</publisher-name>;
  <year iso-8601-date="2002-05">2002</year>
  <month>May</month>. <part-title>Part 2, Space
  medicine</part-title>; p. <fpage>188</fpage>-
Element citation
 <element-citation publication-type="thesis">
  <source>Human factors: aerospace medicine and the
   origins of manned space flight in the United States</source>
  <publisher-loc>[Tempe (AZ)]</publisher-loc>
  <publisher-name>Arizona State University</publisher-name>
  <year iso-8601-date="2002-05">2002</year>
  <part-title>Part 2, Space medicine</part-title>
Video within a journal
<ref id="b2">
 <mixed-citation publication-type="video">
  <part-title>The global burden of cancer 2013</part-title>.
  <date date-type="published" iso-8601-date="2015-05-28">
  <date-in-citation content-type="access-date">Accessed 
  <month>October</month> <day>13</day>, 
  <year iso-8601-date="2016">2016</year></date-in-citation>. 
  <ext-link ext-link-type="uri" xlink:href=
  <comment>Author video interview for: Global Burden of 
  Disease Cancer Collaboration.</comment> <source>JAMA Oncol.</source> 
  <pub-id pub-id-type="doi">10.1001/jamaoncol.2015.0735</pub-id>
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