Document Type

Indicates what type of document this is.


Usage. The expected values for this element are:


document giving rules, orientation, advice or recommendations relating to international standardization


international standard (default value)


international standard profile


international workshop agreement


publicly available specification; document published to respond to an urgent market need, representing either a) a consensus in an organization external to ISO or IEC, or b) a consensus of the experts within a working group


recommendation (this value is now obsolete and will not be encountered with new documents)


technical report; document published by a standards development organization containing collected data of a different kind from that normally published as an International Standard or Technical Specification


technical specification; document for which there is the future possibility of agreement on an International Standard, but for which at present either the required support for approval as an International Standard cannot be obtained, or there is doubt on whether consensus has been achieved, or the subject matter is still under technical development, or there is another reason precluding immediate publication as an International Standard


technology trends assessment

These values should be used when appropriate, but other values may and should be used when needed; the element is not restricted to this set of values.

Conversion Note: It may be necessary to infer the value of this element from the label at the beginning of the title page of the document.

This element is part of the ISOSTS customization of the JATS journal publishing vocabulary; it is not part of the base vocabulary.

Related Elements

Model Description

Text, numbers, or special characters, zero or more

This element may be contained in:

<std-ident>, <std-ref>

Example 1

      <title-wrap xml:lang="en">...</title-wrap>
      <std-ref type="dated">ISO 2560</std-ref>
      <std-ref type="undated">ISO 2560:2009</std-ref>
      <doc-ref>ISO 2560:2009(en)</doc-ref>
      <comm-ref>ISO/TC 44/SC 3</comm-ref>
      <page-count count="29"/>


Example 2

<sec sec-type="norm-refs">
<title>Normative references</title>
<p>The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application 
of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated
references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments)
<std type="dated" std-id="iso:std:iso:8990:ed-1">
<std-ref type="dated"><originator>ISO</originator>
<title>Thermal insulation — Determination of steady-state thermal
transmission properties — Calibrated and guarded hot box</title>
<std type="multipart" std-id="iso:std:iso:tr:3834">
<std-ref type="undated"><originator>ISO</originator>/<doc-type>TR</doc-type>
<doc-number>3834</doc-number> <part-number>(all parts)</part-number></std-ref>, 
<title>Quality requirements for fusion welding of metallic materials</title>
<std-ref type="undated">ASTM C 1199-09e1</std-ref>, <title>Standard 
Test Method for Measuring the Steady-State Thermal Transmittance 
of Fenestration Systems Using Hot Box Methods</title>