Copyright Statement


Copyright notice or statement, suitable for printing or display


Best practice is to use the <copyright-statement> and <copyright-year> elements only within the container element <permissions>. The <copyright-statement> and <copyright-year> elements are allowed outside the permissions wrapper only for reasons of backwards compatibility.

Related Elements

There are three copyright elements which may be contained in the <permissions> wrapper:

Model Information

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  copyright-statement
                        (#PCDATA %copyright-statement-elements;)*    >


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<array> Array (Simple Tabular Array); <article-meta> Article Metadata; <boxed-text> Boxed Text; <chem-struct-wrapper> Chemical Structure Wrapper; <disp-quote> Quote, Displayed; <fig> Figure; <graphic> Graphic; <media> Media Object; <permissions> Permissions; <preformat> Preformatted Text; <statement> Statement, Formal; <supplementary-material> Supplementary Material; <table-wrap> Table Wrapper; <table-wrap-foot> Table Wrapper Footer; <verse-group> Verse Form for Poetry

Tagged Example

<article-id pub-id-type="pmid">...</article-id>
<aff id="StLukes">...</aff>
<pub-date pub-type="pub">
<date date-type="accepted">
<copyright-statement>Copyright &#x00A9; 1999, British 
Medical Journal</copyright-statement>
<copyright-holder>British Medical Journal</copyright-holder>
<p>To examine the effectiveness of
day hospital attendance in prolonging independent living for elderly