First Page


The page number on which an article starts, for print journals that have page numbers


The <fpage> element is used in two contexts:

  1. As a part of the metadata concerning the article itself; and
  2. As part of bibliographic reference metadata inside a bibliographic citation <citation>.

Electronic-only journals traditionally do not have page numbers and use the <elocation-id> element instead of using the First Page <fpage> or Last Page <lpage> elements.


seq Sequence of Same-page Articles

Related Elements

There are four elements in the Suite related to page numbers:

Model Description

Text, numbers, or special characters

Tagged Examples

Example 1

In article metadata

   <article-id pub-id-type="pmid">10092260</article-id>
   <title-group><article-title>Systematic review of day hospital care
   for elderly people</article-title>
   ... <pub-date pub-type="pub"><day>27</day>

Example 2

In a bibliographic reference list

   <ref id="B8"><label>8</label>
   <article-title>Effects and costs of day-care services for the
   chronically ill: a randomized experiment.</article-title>
   <source>Medical Care</source>
   <pub-id pub-id-type="pmid">6772889</pub-id>
   </citation></ref> ...</ref-list>