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Elsevier XML DTDs and transport schemas

The Journal Article, Serials Issue, Book and Enhancement Fragment DTDs described here are open access material under the CC BY license(opens in new tab/window).

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

Journal Article (JA) DTD

The JA DTD 5.5.0 and 5.6.0 are updates of the JA DTD.

Journal Article (JA) DTD 5.5.0

JA DTD 5.5.0(opens in new tab/window)

version 5.5.0, finalised version

29 August 2016

CEP 1.5.0 used in JA DTD 5.5.0(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.5.0, finalised version for the JA DTD

29 August 2016

JA DTD 5.5.0 and CEP 1.5.0 complete(opens in new tab/window)

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(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.9.6.3

6 September 2018

Journal Article (JA) DTD 5.6.0

JA DTD 5.6.0(opens in new tab/window)

version 5.6.0p1, finalised version

23 January 2019

CEP 1.6.0 used in JA DTD 5.6.0(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.6.0p1, finalised version for the JA DTD

23 January 2019

JA DTD 5.6.0 and CEP 1.6.0 complete(opens in new tab/window)

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(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.9.7.5

8 March 2021

Serial Issue (SI) DTD

The SI DTD 5.5.0 and 5.6.0 are updates of the SI DTD.

Serial Issue (SI) DTD 5.5.0

SI DTD 5.5.0(opens in new tab/window)

version 5.5.0, finalised version

29 August 2016

CEP 1.5.0 used in SI DTD 5.5.0(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.5.0, finalised version for the SI DTD

29 August 2016

SI DTD 5.5.0 and CEP 1.5.0 complete(opens in new tab/window)

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(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.9.6.3

6 September 2018

Serial Issue (SI) DTD 5.6.0

SI DTD 5.6.0(opens in new tab/window)

version 5.6.0p1, finalised version

23 January 2019

CEP 1.6.0 used in SI DTD 5.6.0(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.6.0p1, finalised version for the SI DTD

23 January 2019

SI DTD 5.6.0 and CEP 1.6.0 complete(opens in new tab/window)

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(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.9.7.5

8 March 2021

Book (BK) DTD

The Elsevier Book DTD 5.5 and 5.6 are updates to the Book DTD.

Book (BK) DTD 5.5.0

Elsevier Book DTD 5.5.0(opens in new tab/window)

version 5.5.0, finalised version

29 August 2016

CEP 1.5.0 used in Book DTD 5.5.0(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.5.0, finalised version for the Book DTD

29 August 2016

BK DTD 5.5.0 and CEP 1.5.0 complete(opens in new tab/window)

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(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.9.6.3

6 September 2018

Book (BK) DTD 5.6.0

Elsevier Book DTD 5.6.0(opens in new tab/window)

version 5.6.0p1, finalised version

23 January 2019

CEP 1.6.0 used in Book DTD 5.6.0(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.6.0p1, finalised version for the Book DTD

23 January 2019

BK DTD 5.6.0 and CEP 1.6.0 complete(opens in new tab/window)

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(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.9.7.5

8 March 2021

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".

Abstracting and Indexing (AnI) Schema

Abstracting and Indexing (AnI) Schema 5.14, final

AnI Main Schema 5.14(opens in new tab/window)

v5.14.0, final version

AnI 5.14 Product Schemas(opens in new tab/window)

v5.14.0, final version

AnI 5.14 output samples(opens in new tab/window)

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.

Author Profile schema 5.14(opens in new tab/window)

v5.14.0, final version

Institution Profile schema 5.14(opens in new tab/window)

v5.14.0, final version

Institution Hierarchy schema 5.14(opens in new tab/window)

v5.14.0, final version

AnI 5.14 Language codes(opens in new tab/window)

AnI 5.14 Country codes(opens in new tab/window)

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(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.32.0 (28 May 2019), describing PTSIII Order DTD 1.51, and CONTRAST Journal EW Input Version 2019.1, Book EW Input Version 2019.1, Satellite EW Input Version 2019.1, Print Version 1.4, Ready Messages Version 3.0

CONTRAST-in, next version (finalised)

Contrast-in-2021.2p2(opens in new tab/window)

version 2021.2 (patch 2, dd 11 March 2022)

CONTRAST-out

Contrast-out schemas(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.0 (20 August 2007)

CONTRAST-out documentation(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.27.0 (28 May 2019), describing CONTRAST Journal EW Output Version 2019.1, Book EW Output Version 2019.1, Satellite EW Output Version 2019.1, Ready Messages Version 3.0

CONTRAST-out, next version (finalised)

Release note: CONTRAST 2021.2(opens in new tab/window)

version 2021.2 (patch 3, dd 23 December 2021)

Contrast-out-2021.2(opens in new tab/window) (patch 2)

Containing the Contrast-out journal-2021.2, book-2021.2 and the satellite-2021.2 schemas, version 2021.2

Book metadata 5.0.2(opens in new tab/window)

Supported doctypes: book-metadata

CONTRAST-out, current live version

Release note: CONTRAST 2021.1(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.0 (01 June 2021)

Contrast-out-2021.1(opens in new tab/window)

Containing the Contrast-out journal-2021.1, book-2021.1 and the satellite-2021.1 schemas, version 2021.1

Release note: CONTRAST 2019.1(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.0 (28 May 2019)

Contrast-out-2019.1(opens in new tab/window)

Containing the Contrast-out journal-2019.1, book-2019.1 and the satellite-2019.1 schemas, version 2019.1

CONTRAST-out, previous version, EW 2018.6

Release note: CONTRAST for EW 2018.6(opens in new tab/window)

version 1.1 (14 January 2019)

Contrast-out-2018.6(opens in new tab/window)

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

Elsevier stylesheet for journal stylesheets

JSS.xsl(opens in new tab/window)

Elsevier stylesheet to view the XML output of the journal stylesheets

Contact DTD Development and Maintenance(opens in new tab/window)