Abbreviated Journal Title


A short form of the title of the journal in which the article is published


Many publishers and archives keep an authority file of approved journal title abbreviations. The abbrev-type attribute may be used to hold the name of the authority (if known) that defined this particular abbreviation. For example, “medline” for the MEDLINE abbreviation or “publisher” for an abbreviation defined by a publisher such as Elsevier or Blackwell.

More than one abbreviated title may be provided for any given article, possibly using different authorities to determine the abbreviations.


abbrev-type Type of Journal Title Abbreviation

Related Elements

For some archives, the journal identifier <journal-id> may also contain an abbreviation of the journal title, used as an identification code. It is not considered an error if the <journal-id> element repeats the abbreviated title as given in this element.

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  abbrev-journal-title
                        (#PCDATA %abbrev-journal-title-elements;)*   >


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<journal-meta> Journal Metadata

Tagged Example

<journal-id journal-id-type="pmc">pnas</journal-id>
<abbrev-journal-title abbrev-type="pubmed">Proc Natl
Acad Sci USA</abbrev-journal-title>
<abbrev-journal-title abbrev-type="publisher">PNA
<publisher-name>The National Academy of