Container element for any journal or book series information used in a bibliographic reference (<element-citation> or <mixed-citation>)


The word “series” is used in this Tag Set with two very different meanings. The element <series> is used for only one of those meanings, and the two elements <series-text> and <series-title> are used only for the other.


content-type Type of Content

Related Elements

Within the article metadata, the <series-title> element names a publishing or in-journal series, and the <series-text> element provides textual description (if any) of the series. The similarly named but unrelated element <series> is a container element to hold any series data mentioned in a bibliographic reference (<element-citation> or <mixed-citation>).

Content Model

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

Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | bold | italic | monospace | overline | roman | sans-serif | sc | strike | underline | sub | sup | named-content | styled-content)*


Any combination of:

This element may be contained in:

<element-citation>, <mixed-citation>, <nlm-citation>, <product>, <related-article>, <related-object>

Example 1

In an element-style bibliographic citation (punctuation and spacing removed):

<element-citation publication-type="book" publication-format="print">
<person-group person-group-type="compiler">
<source>A bibliography of recent works on
home health care</source>
<publisher-loc>Lewiston (NY)</publisher-loc>
<publisher-name>Edwin Mellen Press</publisher-name>
<year content-type="copyright-year">2000</year>
<size units="page">184 p</size>
<series>Studies in health and human services; vol.

Example 2

In a mixed-style bibliographic citation (punctuation and spacing preserved):

<mixed-citation publication-type="book" publication-format="print">
<given-names>M</given-names></string-name>, compilers.
<source>A bibliography of recent works on home
health care</source>. <publisher-loc>Lewiston
(NY)</publisher-loc>: <publisher-name>Edwin
Mellen Press</publisher-name>;
&copy;<year content-type="copyright-year">2000</year>.
<size units="page">184 p</size>. (<series>Studies
in health and human services; vol. 37</series>).