<edition> Edition Statement
This element is defined and used differently in NISO STS than it is in JATS. Therefore, since the NISO STS Tag Sets inherit many JATS elements, the <edition> element has two different contexts with two different meanings.
- Within standards-specific elements (such as <std-ident> and <std-ref>), an <edition> element gives the edition number for this standards document. (Note: Use of <edition> inside <std-ref> is discouraged.)
- Within citation-related elements (such as <mixed-citation> and <related-object>), an <edition> element contains the full edition statement for the document being cited or described.
The content of <edition> may be a simple edition number (such as “<edition>3</edition>” or “<edition>A</edition>”). More complex edition statements may contain a textual statement (“Third print edition revised”), the edition number as an ordinal (“3rd” or “3rd edition”), or superscripted ordinals (“4<sup>th</sup>” or “4<sup>th</sup> digital edition”).
Whether or not the <edition> content is more than a simple number, the @designator attribute of this element (unrelated to standards designations) can be used to hold the simple numerical or alphabetic edition number (<edition designator="3">3rd French Edition reprinted</edition>).
Models and Context
May be contained in
Edition number of ISO standard
... <iso-meta id="profile.int"> <title-wrap>...</title-wrap> <doc-ident>...</doc-ident> <std-ident> <originator>ISO</originator> <doc-type>is</doc-type> <doc-number>2560</doc-number> <part-number></part-number> <edition>3</edition> <version>...</version> </std-ident> <content-language>en</content-language> ... </iso-meta> ...
Edition number in citation
... <ref id="ref_25"> <label></label> <mixed-citation publication-type="book" ><source>Retskrivningsordbogen</source>. <publisher-name>Dansk Sprognævn & Aschehoug Dansk Forlag A/S</publisher-name>, <edition>Second Edition</edition>, <year iso-8601-date="1996">1996</year></mixed-citation> </ref> ...