An article that is completely contained inside another article. This model assumes that there is always an outside article, and that both the article and the sub-article have their own metadata. The container article will have, at the very least, journal information, issue information, and start and end pages; it may also have a title, author, or other metadata. The contained sub-article will have its own, independent metadata, such as authors or a smaller page range, that it may not share with the article that encloses it. Some metadata elements may need to be repeated once for the article and once for the subarticle.


Conversion Note: “Superarticles” that contain other articles rarely contain much content of their own, perhaps just a title and introductory paragraph.

Conversion Note: This construction should not be used for an article and its response, or for a series of responses, even if the original article to which the responses are replying is elsewhere.


article-type Type of Article
xml:lang Language

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  sub-article  %article-full-model;                         >


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:

<article> Article; <sub-article> Sub-Article

Tagged Example

<journal-id journal-id-type="publisher">BR MED J</journal-id>
<publisher-name>British Medical Journal</publisher-name>
<subject>General Practice</subject>
<series-title>Controversy in primary care</series-title>
<article-title>Should asymptomatic haemochromatosis 
be treated?</article-title></title-group>
<pub-date pub-type="pub"><day>13</day>
<copyright-statement>Copyright &#x00A9; 2000, 
British Medical Journal</copyright-statement>
<body><p>Genetic testing ...</p>
<journal-id journal-id-type="publisher">BR MED J</journal-id>
<publisher-name>British Medical Journal</publisher-name>
<article-title>Treatment can be onerous for patient and
<contrib contrib-type="author"><name>
<given-names>Clare J</given-names></name>
<role>general practitioner</role>
<xref ref-type="aff"><sup><italic>a</italic></sup></xref>
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<role>retired headmistress</role>
Group Practice, Honiton, Devon EX14 2NY</aff>
<fn><p>Correspondence to: C Seamark 
<fn><p>Competing interests: None declared.</p></fn>
<date date-type="accepted">
<copyright-statement>Copyright &#x00A9; 2000, 
British Medical Journal</copyright-statement>
<p>The development of genetic testing for disease has
raised the problem of whether to test asymptomatic
<p>We thank MH&apos;s family for their willingness to be involved in
genetic testing ...</p>