Page Count

Number of pages in a printed book or book component; by convention, each page or partial page is counted as one. Electronic documents do not traditionally have page counts.


The count elements are modeled as EMPTY elements that have no content but carry values on their attributes.

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


count Count

Related Elements

Inside the <counts> container element are the counts of various components of the book: the <fig-count> is the number of figures, the <table-count> is the number of tables, the <equation-count> is the number of display equations, the <ref-count> is either the number of references or (more properly) the number of citations in the bibliographic reference list, the <page-count> is the total page count, and the <word-count> is the number of words in the book.

A number of elements in the Suite relate to page numbers:

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:

<counts>, <nlm-citation>


<book-id pub-id-type="other">handbook</book-id>
<book-title>The NCBI Handbook</book-title>
<fig-count count="98"/>
<table-count count="40"/>
<equation-count count="0"/>
<ref-count count="115"/>
<page-count count="532"/>
<word-count count="149852"/>