Abbreviated Journal Title


A short form of the title of the journal in which the article is published.


Many publishers and archives keep an authority file of approved journal title abbreviations. The abbrev-type attribute may be used to hold the name of the authority (if known) that defined this particular abbreviation. For example, “medline” for the MEDLINE abbreviation, “publisher” for an abbreviation defined by a publisher, such as Elsevier or Blackwell, etc.

More than one abbreviated title may be provided for any given article, possibly using different authorities to determine the abbreviations.


abbrev-type Type of Journal Title Abbreviation

Related Elements

The journal identifier <journal-id> may also contain an abbreviation of the journal title, used as an identification code. Such a <journal-id> element may or may not repeat the abbreviated title given by this element.

Model Description

Any combination of:

Tagged Example

<journal-id journal-id-type="pmc">pnas</journal-id>
<abbrev-journal-title abbrev-type="pubmed">Proc Natl
Acad Sci USA</abbrev-journal-title>
<abbrev-journal-title abbrev-type="publisher">PNA
<publisher-name>The National Academy of