Volume Series

This is a metadata element intended to hold the series number in the rare case where a single journal has multiple volumes of the same number.


The rare example of this is a publisher reissuing a journal and restarting the volume number with “1”. Duplicate volume numbers would then exist and need to be differentiated in citations. A publisher may add a series number to the volume and <volume-series> has been created to hold such a number.

<volume-series> should hold the number or name of the series of the volume’s series (“1” for the original numbering and “2” for the re-numbering), while <volume> holds the number of the volume within that series (for example, “519”).


content-type Type of Content

Related Elements

This element should not be used to capture series information that describes a series of articles within a journal or an issue. (See <article-categories>.)

Content Model

<!ELEMENT  volume-series
                        (#PCDATA %volume-series-elements;)*          >

Expanded Content Model



Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

This element may be contained in:

<article-meta>, <element-citation>, <front-stub>, <mixed-citation>, <product>, <related-article>, <related-object>


No sample is available at this time.