Annotation in a Citation


Commentary, summary, review, or similar non-bibliographic information concerning the cited work in a bibliographic reference <citation>.


While most citations simply provide the bibliographic information for a cited reference, a few describe the work, categorize the work, comment upon the nature or quality of the work, or summarize its findings. The <annotation> element is intended to hold such commentary.

Display Note: All of the other reference elements are inline elements. In contrast, an Annotation in a Citation is typically presented as a block element, with space before and after it.

Related Elements

This element is not related to the MathML <annotation> element, which is a mathematical term used only with equations.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  annotation   ((%just-para.class;)+)                       >


Any one of:

This element may be contained in:

<citation> Citation; <product> Product Information; <related-article> Related Article Information

Tagged Example

<ref id="B27">
<article-title>Functional discovery via a compendium
of expression profiles.</article-title>
<p>This report is the most extensive DNA expression
profile of yeast genes. It examines the expression
pattern of the whole yeast genome in 300 mutant
strains. It infers the function of many unknown
genes comparing profiles among the different