Translated Title


An alternative version of a book title (<article-title>). The content of this element is a book title that has been translated into a language other than that of the original title.


In the book metadata, this is the title of the book being tagged.

Within a bibliographic reference (<citation>), the <trans-title> element contains the title of a cited journal article, but with the article title given in a different language from that given in the <article-title> element. For example, if an article is originally in title. In French, the <article-title> element would contain the French title, and the <trans-title> might contain, for example, the equivalent English bibliographic references, translated subtitles should be wrapped into the translated titles.

Cited, translated book titles are tagged with the <trans-source> element.


xml:lang Language

Related Elements

There are several elements concerned with the title of a book or any of its components (such as a chapter), all contained within the wrapper element <book-title-group> in the book metadata or the <title-group> in the metadata for a book component (<book-part-meta>). The <book-title> is the full title of the book in the original language of the document. The <title> is the full title of book component such as a chapter. The <subtitle> is a subordinate or auxiliary title that adds information to the full title or modifies the full title. The <alt-title> is another version of the full title, usually created so that the title can be processed in a special way, for example, a short version of the title for use in a Table of Contents, an ASCII title, or a version of the title to be used in the right-running-head. The <trans-title> is a version of the title translated into a language other than the original language of publication; the <trans-subtitle> is a version of the subtitle translated into a language other than the original.

Model Information

Content Model

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


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<book-title-group> Book Title Group; <citation> Citation; <related-article> Related Article Information; <related-object> Related Object Information; <title-group> Title Group

Tagged Example

<article-title>Quebec&rsquo;s Bill 114</article-title>
<trans-title xml:lang="FR">La Loi 114 du Qu&eacute;bec</trans-title>
<source>Candian Medical Association Journal</source>
<trans-source>Journal de l&rsquo;Association m&eacute;dicale 
<publisher-name>The Canadian Medical Association</publisher-name>