Body of the Article


The main textual portion of the article that conveys the content

Related Elements

A journal article <article> may be divided into four (more typically, three) parts:

  1. the Front Matter (the article metadata or header information, which contains both journal and article metadata);
  2. the Body of the Article (textual and graphical content of the article);
  3. any Back Matter (ancillary information such as a glossary, reference list, or appendix); and
  4. either a series of Response elements (A response is a commentary on the article itself.) or a series of Sub-article elements (Sub-articles are smaller articles completely contained within the article.).

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  body         %body-model;                                 >


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:

<article> Article; <response> Response; <sub-article> Sub-article

Tagged Example

<sec sec-type="intro">
<p>Geriatric day hospitals developed rapidly in the United Kingdom in the 1960s
as an important component of care provision. The model has since been widely
applied in several Western countries. Day hospitals provide multidisciplinary
assessment and rehabilitation in an outpatient setting and have a pivotal
position between hospital and home based services. Although there is
considerable descriptive literature on day hospital care,<xref ref-type="bibr"
rid="B1">1</xref> concern has been expressed that evidence for effectiveness is
equivocal and that day hospital care is expensive.<xref ref-type="bibr"
rid="B2">2</xref> We therefore undertook a systematic review of the randomised
trials of day hospital care.</p>
<sec sec-type="methods">
<p>The primary question addressed was ...</p>
<title>Inclusion criteria</title>
<p>We set out to identify all ...</p>
<title>Search strategy</title>
<p>We searched for ...</p>