ANSI/NISO Z39.102-2017

8 ANSI/NISO Z39.102-2017 STS (Version 1.0) • 8.2 Attributes

8.2.38 @designator Designator of Journal Edition/Version

This attribute was inherited from JATS and does not have anything to do with a standard’s designation. The attribute is used to hold the edition number, version number, or similar publishing identifier (for a journal, book, etc.) as an unadorned numeric or alphabetic value for machine comparisons.

In elements <edition> and <version>, this attribute may be used if the element is used.
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters. Machine processable version of an edition/version number for journal articles.