Volume Number


Number of a journal (or other document) within a series


The <volume> element may be used in two contexts: 1) as a part of the metadata describing the article itself, and 2) as part of a description of a cited work inside a bibliographic reference (element <citation>).

Related Elements

The related <volume-id> element is used to record an identifier, such as a DOI, that describes an entire volume of a journal.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  volume       (#PCDATA %volume-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 Examples

Example 1

In article metadata:

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

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>