The Journal Article, Serials Issue, Book and Enhancement Fragment DTDs described here are open access material under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Older versions of the Journal Article, Book and Serial Issue DTDs can be found here.

Journal Article (JA) DTD 5.5.0

The JA DTD 5.5.0 is an update of the JA DTD.

JA DTD 5.5.0
version 5.5.0, finalised version, 29 August 2016

CEP 1.5.0 used in JA DTD 5.5.0
version 1.5.0, finalised version for the JA DTD, 29 August 2016

JA DTD 5.5.0 and CEP 1.5.0 complete
Zip file containing the complete final version including the right versions of MathML and CALS, 18 October 2016

Tag by Tag for DTD 5 - v1.9.6.3
version 1.9.6.3, 6 September 2018

Journal Article (JA) DTD 5.6.0

The JA DTD 5.6.0 is an update of the JA DTD.

JA DTD 5.6.0
version 5.6.0p1, finalised version, 23 January 2019

CEP 1.6.0 used in JA DTD 5.6.0
version 1.6.0p1, finalised version for the JA DTD, 23 January 2019

JA DTD 5.6.0 and CEP 1.6.0 complete
Zip file containing the complete final version including the right versions of MathML and CALS, 23 January 2019

Tag by Tag for DTD 5 - v1.9.7
version 1.9.7.0, 21 November 2018

Serial Issue (SI) DTD 5.5.0

The SI DTD 5.5.0 is an update of the SI DTD.

SI DTD 5.5.0
version 5.5.0, finalised version, 29 August 2016

CEP 1.5.0 used in SI DTD 5.5.0
version 1.5.0, finalised version for the SI DTD, 29 August 2016

SI DTD 5.5.0 and CEP 1.5.0 complete
Zip file containing the complete final version including the right versions of MathML and CALS, 29 August 2016

Tag by Tag for DTD 5 - v1.9.6.3
version 1.9.6.3, 6 September 2018

Serial Issue (SI) DTD 5.6.0

The SI DTD 5.6.0 is an update of the SI DTD.

SI DTD 5.6.0
version 5.6.0p1, finalised version, 23 January 2019

CEP 1.6.0 used in SI DTD 5.6.0
version 1.6.0p1, finalised version for the SI DTD, 23 January 2019

SI DTD 5.6.0 and CEP 1.6.0 complete
Zip file containing the complete final version including the right versions of MathML and CALS, 23 January 2019

Tag by Tag for DTD 5 - v1.9.7
version 1.9.7.0, 21 November 2018

Book (BK) DTD 5.5.0

The Elsevier Book DTD 5.5 is an update to the Book DTD.

Elsevier Book DTD 5.5.0
version 5.5.0, finalised version, 29 August 2016

CEP 1.5.0 used in Book DTD 5.5.0
version 1.5.0, finalised version for the Book DTD, 29 August 2016

BK DTD 5.5.0 and CEP 1.5.0 complete
Zip file containing the complete final version including the right versions of MathML and CALS, 18 October 2016

Tag by Tag for DTD 5 - v1.9.6.3
version 1.9.6.3, 6 September 2018

Book (BK) DTD 5.6.0

The Elsevier Book DTD 5.6 is an update to the Book DTD.

Elsevier Book DTD 5.6.0
version 5.6.0p1, finalised version, 23 January 2019

CEP 1.6.0 used in Book DTD 5.6.0
version 1.6.0p1, finalised version for the Book DTD, 23 January 2019

BK DTD 5.6.0 and CEP 1.6.0 complete
Zip file containing the complete final version including the right versions of MathML and CALS, 23 January 2019

Tag by Tag for DTD 5 - v1.9.6.3
version 1.9.6.3, 6 September 2018

Enhancement Fragment (EF) DTD 5.0.0

The Enhancement Fragment DTD is used to structure the content of material that is added to the online versions of journal items or book chapters after they have been published. The first type of enhancement fragments are book updates, formerly known as "darts".

Enhancement Fragment (EF) DTD 5.0.0
version 5.0.0p1, final

Abstracting and Indexing (AnI) Schema 5.13, live

The AnI schema was developed to allow distribution of the bibliographic databases owned by Elsevier in a standard format.

Below are additional schemas used to transport data from and to OpsbankII, the system that contains the bibliographic databases owned by Elsevier.

Elsevier uses Unicode as the character set for XML. The encoding used in the XML files is UTF-8. Please note that the restrictions of the currently used character set will be lifted. Special characters will appear as intended, for instance ß, õ, μ, ±, ¾, ÄÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ, etc.

Abstracting and Indexing (AnI) Schema 5.14, final

  • AnI 5.14 output samples (254 kB)
    An AnI 5.14 output sample file with 7 CARs (bibrecords) illustrating new features (updated wrt. the ce:ern element on 30 November 2018); an AnI 5.14 output sample file with 6 EMBASE CARs; and an AnI 5.14 output sample file with 200 generic CARs.

CONTRAST transport schemas

The Elsevier workflow is fully XML based. External content suppliers receive orders in the form of XML messages, and they deliver the content to Elsevier in a format called CONTRAST (CONtent TRAnsport STandard). The standard provides rules and conventions for dataset deliveries. Each dataset is accompanied by a dataset description file that is structured according to a W3C schema. Since new versions of these schemas are published frequently, they are not posted here; contact us for more information. The latest version of the CONTRAST-in documentation is provided below.

CONTRAST is also used as an output format to deliver content from Elsevier's Electronic Warehouse to online content repositories. New schemas for these deliveries are published frequently. The latest version of the out-schemas for journals and books as well as the CONTRAST-out documentation are provided below.

CONTRAST-in

CONTRAST-in documentation
version 1.31.2 (14 January 2019), describing PTSIII Order DTD 1.51, and CONTRAST Journal EW Input Version 2018.6p1, Book EW Input Version 2018.6p1, Satellite EW Input Version 2018.6p1, Print Version 1.4, Ready Messages Version 3.0

CONTRAST-out

Contrast-out schemas
version 1.0 (20 August 2007)

CONTRAST-out documentation
version 1.26.2 (14 January 2019), describing CONTRAST Journal EW Output Version 2018.6p1, Book EW Output Version 2018.6p1, Satellite EW Output Version 2018.6p1, Ready Messages Version 3.0

CONTRAST-out, next version (finalised), EW 2018.6

Release note: CONTRAST for EW 2018.6
version 1.1 (14 January 2019)

Contrast-out-2018.6
Containing the Contrast-out journal-2018.6, book-2018.6 and the satellite-2018.6 schemas, version 2018.6p1

CONTRAST-out, current live version, EW 2018.4

Release note: CONTRAST for EW 2018.4
version 1.0 (9 May 2018)

Contrast-out-2018.4 (EW 2018.4)
Containing the Contrast-out journal-2018.4, book-2018.4 and the satellite-2018.4 schemas

CONTRAST-out, previous version, EW 2018.1

Release note: CONTRAST for EW 2018.1
version 1.0 (26 January 2018)

Contrast-out-2018.1 (EW 2018.1)
Containing the Contrast-out journal-2018.1, book-2018.1 and the satellite-2018.1 schemas

Elsevier stylesheet for journal stylesheets

Elsevier stylesheet to view the XML output of the journal stylesheets.

JSS.xsl


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