Metadata is (loosely) “data about the data”. The metadata for an article is information concerning the article, for example, bibliographic data such as authorship, article title, and copyright year; descriptive material such as keywords and abstracts; or information about related articles. The article metadata is not part of the body text or graphics of the article proper, but serves to identify or describe the article.
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The following, in order:
<article> <front> <article-meta> <title-group> <article-title>Systematic review of day hospital care for elderly people</article-title> </title-group> <contrib-group> <contrib contrib-type="author"> <name><surname>Forster</surname> <given-names>Anne</given-names></name> <role>research physiotherapist</role> <aff>Department of Health Care for the Elderly, St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford BD5 0NA</aff> <author-comment> <p>Competing interests: None declared.</p> <p>Funding: NHS Executive Northern and Yorkshire Region, Stroke Association.</p> ... </author-comment> </contrib> ... </contrib-group> <permissions> <copyright-statement>Copyright © 1999, British Medical Journal</copyright-statement> <copyright-year>1999</copyright-year> </permissions> <abstract>...</abstract> </article-meta> </front> <body>...</body> <back>...</back> </article>