Issue Number


The issue number of a journal; in the journal metadata, this is the issue number of the issue in which the article appears.

Related Elements

The related element <issue-id> records an identifier for the issue. This <issue> number element is typically just a simple number such as “4” or “35”.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  issue        (#PCDATA %issue-elements;)*                  >


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

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

Tagged Example

<article-id pub-id-type="pmid">...</article-id>
<aff id="StLukes">...</aff>
<pub-date pub-type="pub">
<date date-type="accepted">
<copyright-statement>Copyright &#x00A9; 1999, British
Medical Journal</copyright-statement>
<copyright-holder>British Medical Journal</copyright-holder>
<p>To examine the effectiveness of day hospital 
attendance in prolonging independent living for 
elderly people.</p>