Type of Figure

Identifies the format type of the figure, for example, a cartoon, chart, diagram, drawing, exhibit, illustration, map, plate, schema, workflow, etc.


This attribute was created to preserve existing semantic content when converting from a publisher’s Tag Set. Many journal Tag Sets make a distinction between different types of graphical objects (some by means of attributes, others with distinct elements). In this Tag Set, all these figure types will be tagged using the <fig> element. The distinctions between different types of figures can be preserved using the Type of Figure attribute, e.g., by recording the content type of the figure, such as “map”.

Attribute Values

In Element

Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters The type of object shown in the figure, for example, “diagram”, “chart”, or “map
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.