Abbreviated Journal Title

A short form of the title of the journal in which the article is published


Many publishers and archives keep an authority file of approved journal title abbreviations. The @abbrev-type attribute may be used to hold the name of the authority (if known) that defined this particular abbreviation. For example, “nlm-ta” for the NLM title abbreviation or “publisher” for an abbreviation defined by a publisher such as Elsevier, Wiley, or Blackwell.

More than one abbreviated title may be provided for any given article, possibly using different authorities to determine the abbreviations.


abbrev-type Type of Journal Title Abbreviation
xml:lang Language

Related Elements

For some archives, the journal identifier <journal-id> may also contain an abbreviation of the journal title, used as an identification code. It is not considered an error if the <journal-id> element repeats the abbreviated title as given in this element.

Content Model

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

Expanded Content Model



Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

This element may be contained in:



<journal-id journal-id-type="pmc">pnas</journal-id>
<abbrev-journal-title abbrev-type="nlm-ta">Proc Natl 
Acad Sci USA</abbrev-journal-title>
<abbrev-journal-title abbrev-type="publisher">PNA
<publisher-name>The National Academy of