<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.


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>).

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Any combination of:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  edition      (#PCDATA %edition-elements;)*                >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | sub | sup)*

Tagged Samples
Edition number of ISO standard
<iso-meta id="profile.int">
Edition number in citation
<ref id="ref_25">
 <mixed-citation publication-type="book"
  <publisher-name>Dansk Sprogn&aelig;vn &amp; 
   Aschehoug Dansk Forlag A/S</publisher-name>, 
  <edition>Second Edition</edition>, 
  <year iso-8601-date="1996">1996</year></mixed-citation>