International Classification for Standards

Identifies the subject matter of the standard using codes from the International Classification for Standards. When there is more than one ICS code, the element appears more than once.


Values. ICS codes consist of a sequence of decimal digits and points [full stops]; they may denote fields (two decimal digits), groups (two digits, a point, and three digits), or a sub-group (two digits, a point, three digits, a point, and two digits).

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:

<iso-meta>, <nat-meta>, <reg-meta>


      <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"/>