Description of DTD-SciELO Serial structure
The number [serial] element of the DTD-SciELO Serial 3.0 version has three main elements: serial front matter [serfront], serial body matter [serbody] and serial back matter [serback]. The first two elements are mandatory and the third one is optional.
The serial front matter [serfront] element has [count] as amendatory attribute, indicating the number of articles that each journal issue. [serfront] has all the elements: cover [cover], which provides the image of the issue's cover and is composed of the element artwork [artwork], which brings indications for identifying the image used for viewing the cover; title of the journal [sertitle]; abbreviated title of the journal [stitle]; alternative title [altitle] for the journals with an official title, but which may also be known by another title, for instance, Brazilian Journal of Genetics, also known as Revista Brasileira de Genética; issue title [isstitle] identifying the titles of a specific issue, like 'Computer Graphics and Image Processing' in the Journal of the Brazilian Computer Society; editor's name [edname], used to identify the name of the editor of a specific issue. Moreover, [serfront] is also composed of the group of serial publisher's front matter [serpubfr], journal sponsor [sponsor] and table of contents model [toct].
The serial publisher's front matter [serpubfr] has the elements used to identify publication and editor. It comprises the elements date of publication of the issue [date] - which has the attribute data ISO [dateiso]; availability of access [status] to documents pertaining to a specific issue; the group providing information about the identification of the issue [issueid] (which contains the elements issue number [issueno], part of the issue [issuept], supplement to identifyion of the numbers [supplid] and sequential number of the issue [iseqno] ); number of the issue [ issueno]; part of the issue [issuept] for issues with more than one section; supplement of one issue [supplid]; and the sequential number of the issue [seqno], which indicates the sequence order of the issue in the current year; International Standard Serial Number [issn]; volume [volid]; and number of identification of the publication [pubid].
The financial element of the journal [sponsor] coveys the main information about those who finance a title. It comprehends the element artwork [artwork], with the image of the sponsor and the organization model [m.org], which has the elements organization name [orgname] and organization division [orgdiv].
The element table of contents model [toct] indicates the model to be used to prepare the summary of an issue. This element contains head of summary [header] with the title used for the summary, as 'summary' or 'table of contents' and the attribute language [language], indicating the language used for preparation of the summary; an information group on section [secgrp], composed of the elements title of section [title[DG1]], which has the attributes section code [seccode] and issue language [language] and the entry group [entrygrp] identifying the existing entries [entry] in the issue. Furthermore, within [toct] we find the element bibliographic strip [bipstrip] with the attribute language [language] to indicate in which language the strip is created.
The second element in the series [serial] is the serial body matter [serbody] comprising the elements issue section [sersec], composed of the elements title of section [title], article [article] and text [text]. The latter two are described in items 'Description of DTD-SciELO Article structure' (Item 4.2) and 'Description of DTD-SciELO Text structure' (Item 3.2).
The last element in the series [serial] is serial back matter [serback], composed of the elements with the following additional information: acknowledgements [ack], curriculum vitae [vita] and glossary [glosary].