Records the total number of either a) the references (<ref>) or (more properly) b) the number of citations (<element-citation> and <mixed-citation>) that appear in the bibliographic reference list (<ref-list>) for an article. This count is (roughly) the number of sources cited in the article.
The count elements are modeled as EMPTY elements that have no content but carry values on their attributes.
<!ELEMENT ref-count EMPTY >
This is an EMPTY element
... <article-meta> ... <abstract>...</abstract> <conference> <conf-date>1999</conf-date> <conf-name>The 27th annual ACM SI/GUCCS conference</conf-name> <conf-acronym>SIGUCCS</conf-acronym> <conf-num>27</conf-num> <conf-loc>Denver, Colorado, United States</conf-loc> <conf-sponsor>ACM, Assoc. for Computing Machinery</conf-sponsor> <conf-theme>User services conference for university and college computing service organizations</conf-theme> </conference> <counts> <fig-count count="5"/> <table-count count="3"/> <equation-count count="10"/> <ref-count count="26"/> <page-count count="6"/> <word-count count="2847"/> </counts> </article-meta> ...