An article that is completely contained inside another article. This model assumes that there is always an outside article, and that both the article and the sub-article have their own metadata. The container article will have, at the very least, journal information, issue information, and start and end pages; it may also have a title, author, or other metadata. The contained sub-article will have its own, independent metadata, such as authors or a smaller page range, that it may not share with the article that encloses it.


Conversion Note: “Superarticles” that contain other articles rarely contain much content of their own, perhaps just a title and introductory paragraph.

Authoring Note: This construction should not be used for an article and its response, or for a series of responses, even if the original article to which the responses are replying is elsewhere.


article-type Type of Article
xml:lang Language

Model Description

The following, in order:

Tagged Example

<journal-id journal-id-type="publisher">BR MED J</journal-id>
<publisher-name>British Medical Journal</publisher-name>
<subject>General Practice</subject>
<series-title>Controversy in primary care</series-title>
<article-title>Should asymptomatic haemochromatosis 
be treated?</article-title></title-group>
<pub-date pub-type="pub"><day>13</day>
<copyright-statement>Copyright &#x00A9; 2000, 
British Medical Journal</copyright-statement>
<body><p>Genetic testing ...</p>

<journal-id journal-id-type="publisher">BR MED J</journal-id>
<publisher-name>British Medical Journal</publisher-name>
<article-title>Treatment can be onerous for patient and
<contrib contrib-type="author"><name>
<given-names>Clare J</given-names></name>
<role>general practitioner</role>
<xref ref-type="aff"><sup><italic>a</italic></sup></xref>
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<role>retired headmistress</role>
Group Practice, Honiton, Devon EX14 2NY</aff>
<fn><p>Correspondence to: C Seamark 
<fn><p>Competing interests: None declared.</p></fn>
<date date-type="accepted">
<copyright-statement>Copyright &#x00A9; 2000, 
British Medical Journal</copyright-statement>

<p>The development of genetic testing for disease has
raised the problem of whether to test asymptomatic
individuals....For her general
practitioner it has meant a lot of extra work that, although willingly
undertaken, would not have been part of general medical services.</p>
<p>We thank MH&apos;s family for their willingness to be involved in
genetic testing ...</p>