Article Metadata

The metadata for an article is information concerning the article, for example, bibliographic data such as authorship, article title, copyright year, and publication date; descriptive material such as keywords and abstracts; or any article identifying numbers. The article metadata is not part of the body text or graphics of the article proper, but serves to identify or describe the article.


Some journal tag sets identify three types of article metadata: that concerning the specific article, that concerning the journal, and that concerning the issue of the journal that contains the article. In this Tag Set, the metadata for the issue and the article has been placed together inside the <article-meta> and the journal metadata into the <journal-meta> element.

Conversion Note: Users of MAJOUR-Header-style journal tag sets should note that MAJOUR-Header-style issue metadata is part of the <article-meta> in this Tag Set.

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  article-meta %article-meta-model;                         >

Expanded Content Model

(article-id*, article-categories?, title-group, 
(contrib-group | aff)*, 
author-notes?, pub-date+, volume?, volume-id*, volume-series?, issue?, 
issue-id*, issue-title*, issue-sponsor*, issue-part?, isbn*, supplement?, 
((fpage, lpage?, page-range?) | elocation-id)?, 
(email | ext-link | uri | product | supplementary-material)*, 
history?, permissions?, self-uri*, related-article*, abstract*, trans-abstract*, 
kwd-group*, funding-group*, conference*, counts?, custom-meta-group?)


The following, in order:

This element may be contained in:



<journal-id journal-id-type="pmc">BMJ</journal-id>
<journal-id journal-id-type="pubmed">BMJ</journal-id>
<journal-id journal-id-type="publisher">BR MED J</journal-id>
<abbrev-journal-title>BR MED J</abbrev-journal-title>
<publisher-name>British Medical Journal</publisher-name>
<article-id pub-id-type="pmid">10092260</article-id>
<title-group><article-title>Systematic review of day hospital care for elderly
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<given-names>Anne Williams</given-names></name>
<role>research physiotherapist</role>
<xref ref-type="aff" rid="StLuke"/></contrib>
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<given-names>John G.</given-names></name>
<role>consultant physician</role>
<xref ref-type="aff" rid="StLuke"/>
<contrib contrib-type="author">
<given-names>Peter Parker ("Spider")</given-names></name>
<role>senior lecturer</role>
<xref ref-type="aff" rid="StLuke"/>
<author-comment><p>on behalf of the Day Hospital Group</p>
<aff id="StLuke"><sup><italic>a</italic></sup>Department of Health Care
for the Elderly, St Luke&#x2019;s Hospital, Bradford BD5
0NA, <sup><italic>b</italic></sup>Academic Section
of Geriatric Medicine, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF</aff>
<fn fn-type="con">
<p>Contributors: AF planned and initiated the
<fn><p>Correspondence to: Dr Forster
<pub-date pub-type="pub">
<date date-type="accepted">
<copyright-statement>Copyright &#x00A9; 1999, British Medical