Page Count

Total number of pages of a cited item, typically a book, in an NLM-style reference (<nlm-citation>). Since that element is deprecated, this element is deprecated in favor of the element <size>, which is used inside element and mixed-style citations.


This element is modeled as an EMPTY element that has no content but carries values on its attributes.

This element should not be used inside citations (<element-citation> or <mixed-citation>). See <size>.


count Count

Related Elements

A number of elements in this Suite relate to page numbers used in bibliographic citations (<element-citation> and <mixed-citation>):

Note: The <page-range> is intended to record supplementary information and should not be used in the place of the <fpage> and <lpage> elements, which are typically needed for citation matching. The <page-range> element is merely a text string, containing such material as “8-11, 14-19, 40”, which would mean that the article began on page 8, ran through 11, skipped to page 14, ran through 19, and concluded on page 40.

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  page-count    EMPTY                                       >


This is an EMPTY element

This element may be contained in:



<nlm-citation publication-type="book">
<person-group person-group-type="author">
<given-names>Ruth A</given-names>
<source>A review of the medical benefits and contraindications 
to breastfeeding in the United States [Internet]</source>
<access-date>cited 2000 Apr 24</access-date>
<publisher-loc>Arlington (VA)</publisher-loc>
<publisher-name>National Center for Education in Maternal 
and Child Health</publisher-name>
<page-count count="40" />
<comment>Available from: 
<ext-link ext-link-type="url" xlink:href="www.ncemch.org/pubs/PDFs/