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Comment #00621 - italics in copyright-holder element - z39_96-2015.pdf (revision #1)

Comment 621
Addressed (Unresolved)
ANSI/NISO Z39.96-2015, JATS: Journal Article Tag Suite, version 1.1 (Revision 1)
Comment Submitted by
Rhiannon Miller
2016-05-05 06:25:19

For multi-author articles where copyright is held by the authors, we can write in the copyright statement e.g. '© 2013 Chakravarthy et al.' According to JATS4R best practice proposals, we should also include the same information tagged as <copyright-holder> and <copyright-year>. But since <italic> is not an allowed element within <copyright-holder> we can't italicise et al. here. 


Submitter Proposed Solution

Would it be possible to add additional emphasis elements, including <italic>, as possible children of <copyright-holder>?

Ms. B. Tommie Usdin
2017-08-31 09:16:47

Request denied. 

  • The <copyright-statement> element is prose, intended for display, and may therefore contain any face markup such as italics.
  • The elements <copyright-holder> and <copyright-year> are metadata elements, intended for machine comparisons. They should contain the same information as the <copyright-statement> element, but not in a display format. In the opinion of the JATS Standing Committee, metadata should not be italicized. Formatting is almost never information.